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Index of Names of Persons at the end of the Volume. 

Abstracts of Wills and Deeds. (See JFaters'a Genea 

logical Gleanings and Wills and Deeds.) 
Address (Annual) of President Wilder, 121 
Alden, Judah, Duxbury. notes from papers, 186 
Alger, Andrew, note, 345 
Allison, Thomas, query, 230 ; reply, 389 
Ambler Family, note, 333 
Andover, England, note, 83 
Ames, Jacob, query, 333 
Annis, Agnes, note, 292 
Appleton, Samuel, genealogical note, 67 
Arms or Armorial Bearings. (See Coats of Arms.) 
Ashfell, Sarah, query, 81 
Autographs, (see Illustrations.) 

Balch, John, query, 30 
Baptisms and Deaths. (See Records.) 
Barbadoes, Early Inhabitants of, 132 
Barnard, genealogical gleanings, 73 
Batt Family, genealogical gleanings, 164 
Belchertown, Soldiers' Monument, note, 288 
Benskin, Henry, genealogical gleanings, 165 
Bicknell Family Association, cote, 293 
Bifleld, Richard, genealogical gleanings, 173 
Biographical Sketches. (See also Necrology.) 

George C. Arnold, 106 
^ Charlotte Battles. 107 

y*\ Porter Corneiiu3 Bli3s, 211 

^ Henry George Bonn, 107 

Moses Brown, 8 

Richard Cummings, 344 

Nathaniel Davenport, 255 

Josiah R. Dean, 310 

Francis 3. Drake, 311 

Henry L. Eustis, 211 

Jacob G. Forman. 211 

Richard Foxwell, 343 

Marcia P. C. Ladd, 311 

Thomas Lewis, 345 

George Lunt, 413 

William Mountford, 311 

George Rudd, 108 

Thomas Vial. 312 

James B. R. Walker, 212 

Aaron Wentworth, 212 

Chester Wentworth, 212 

Phineas Wentworth, 312 

Daniel D. Whedon. 414 

Leonard Withington, 414 

Harrison Wright, 414 

Nathan Wymau, 312 
Biscol, reply to note, 83 

Blue Point and Casco Point, inhabitants of, 1658, 
note, 286 

Book Notices — 

Amory's Daniel Sullivan's Visit to Gen. John 

Sullivan, 1731, 205 
Antiquarian Papers, Ipswich (1835), 308 
Bartholomew's Bartholomew family, 410 
Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Works of, 202, 307 
Bangor Historical Magazine. 409 
Bassetfs History of Richmond, N. H., 304 
Baxter's Idyls of the i'ear, 204 
Board of Trade (National) , Proceedings of Jan- 
uary Meeting, 1885, 306 
Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, 12th and 

13th, 409 
Bostonian Society's Proceedings, 405 
Brainard's Life of John Howard Payne. 401 
Bureau of Education, Circular and Report, 307 

Busk's Origin and History of the New England 
Company, 299 

Chamberlain's Maverick Palasade House of 
1630, 207 

Chapman's Weeks Genealogy, 410 

Chase's Plimpton Genealogy, 410 

Chester's Investigations on Baldwin Family, 102 

Clarke's Clarke Genealogy. 410 

Cleavelar.d's Moses Cleaveiand Ancestry. 209 

Colby University Obituary Record (1377-S4) , 100 

Cooper's Cooper Family, 309 

Cu'lworth, Rev. Warren I)., Memorial. 201 

Dartmouth College Obituary Record, 1S84, 100 

Davis's Cavaliers and Roundheads in Barbadoes, 
(1650-52), 97 

Dester's Cross Index to Savage's Genealogical 
Dictionary, 101 

Dexter's Yale College Annals, 403 

Dover (N. H.), 250th Anniversary of, 207 

Eaton's Dednam Eatons. 209 ' 

Eddy's Supplement to Pickering Genealogy, 102 

Eddy's Uoiversalism in America, Vol. I., 200 

Egle's Dauphin County (Penn.) Notes and 
Queries, 97 

Egle's Historical Address at Derry, Penn., 301 

Ellis's Address on Judge Sewall, 207 

Family Genealogical hecord, 405 

Fletcher's Early Notes of the Berrick Family, 410 

Foster's Grandchildren of Col. Joseph Foster, of 
Ipswich and Gloucester, 410 

French's Notes on the t renches, 208 

Gardiner's New England's Vindication, 203 

Giornale degli Ernditi e dei Curiosi, i:01 

Good's Tappan Genealogy, 102 

Green's Remarks on the early appearance of 
Northern Lizhts in New England, 408 

Handersou's Handerson Family, 303 

Hayden's Gen. Roger Eoos, 407 


General Index. 

Book Notices- 
Hayes's Hayes Geoealogy, 102 
Eaynes's Will of Alice Haynes, 410 
Herrick's Herrick Genealogy, 410 
Hill's Joshua Scottow and John Alden, 2C3 
Hill's Commercial Convention and the National 

Board of Trade, 306 
Hinsdale's Hinsdale Family, 102 
Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 

Transactions (1881-82), 100 
Humphreys Genealogy, 102, 209 
Ipswich (Mass.) i Two Hundred and Fiftieth 

Anniversary Celebration, 305 
Jillson's Viall Family, 209 
La Chaine D' Union de Fails (1885), 305 
Lancaster (Mass.) Early Records, 96 
Lapham's Webster Genealogy, 10*2 
Lapham's Pari3, Me., 199 
Leete's Leete Family. 410 
Magazine of Western History, 99 
Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, 

1884, 101 
Marble Border, the, of New England, 405 
Memoires de 1' Acadeniiedes Sciences de Toulouse, 

Mann's Mann Genealogy, 102 

Marshall's Genealogists' Guide, 2d edition, 304 

Minnesota Historical Society's Collections, vol. 
v., 301 

Moore's De La Morr Family, 209 

Musical Record, SOS 

New England Methodist Historical Society Pro- 
ceedings, 306 

New Hampshire Senate Manual (1784-1SS5), 99 

O'Hart's Irish and Anglo-Irish Gentry, 307 

Old Times Magazine, 3U2 

Old Planter in New England, 308, 404 

Outing and Wheelman, 308 

Parthemore's Parthemore Family, 410 

Peabody's Memoir of Dr. Edward Janris, 409 

Penhallow's Penhaliow Papers, 303 

Perlev's Goodridge Memorial, 208 

Perry's Some New England Almanacs. 406 

Pittsburgh, Fir.-t Presbyterian Church Centen- 
nial (I7S4-1S84), 200 

Ridlon's Riddeli, Ridlon, fcc, Genealogy, 102 

Rogers Genealogy, 410 

Roschach's Documents inedits concernant Pedit ! 
de pacification de 156". 99 

Roschach's Heuri D'Augessau (1673-So). 99 

Roschach's Note sur trois lettres incites du 
Cardinal de Richelieu, 99 

Rcscbach's Rapport sur le Conccurs de I'annee 
1579. 99 

Rylar.d's of the Rylands in West Houghton, eo. 
Lancaster, 410 

Saint Charles's Jean de Quayrats, 93 

Salisbury's Seventeen Pedigrees, 410 

fianb^rn's Samb;rne Family, 410 

Sharpe's History of Oxford, Conn., 408 

Simple Note sur quelques artistes qui oct 
travaillee a Toulouse, 99 

Slaughter's Views from Cedar Mountain, 202 

Smith's Reminiscences of seven years of early life, 

Smithsonian Institution, Annual Report 1SS2,9S 

Spolswood Paper-, the, 4<-5 

Stevens's Historical Nuggets, and Catalogue of 
rare American books, 407 

Storia delle Fau-iglie lllustri Italiane, 203 

Swift's History of O'd Yarmouth, Mass., 205 

Talcott'a Chittenden Family, 410 

Thacher Family, 309 

Towosend'n Townsend Family, 410 

Trelawney Pa[*rs (Vol. III. Documentary His- 
tory of Maine), 94 

Thompson's historical sketch of Swamp«cott, 407 

Trum all's First E-saysat Bankiug and Paper 
Money in >ew England, 402 

Tuttie's Genealogical Record. 208 

Tyler's Le'.ters and Times of the Tylers, Vol. I., 


Underwo- d's Underwood Genealogy, 102 
United States Commissioner of Education Report. 
18b2~Ov, 90 i 

Book Notices— 

TJpham's Upham Family, 102 
Universalist Quarterly, Vol. XXI., 204 
Visitations of Somersetshire, Eng., 408 
Venning's Origin of the N. E. Company and 

labors for the North American Indians, 299 
Virginia Historical Society's Collections, New 

Series, Vol. IV., 203 
Welch's Life of Stephen Grover Cleveland, 102 
Weymouth Historical Society, Vol II., Sketch 

of town of VVeymouth, Mass., 207 
Whitmore's Wing Family, 102 
Whitmore'a Great Seal of the Commonwealth, 

Williamson's Regal Coinage and Token Currency 

cf Guildford, 204 
Wilson's Bayard Family, 303 
Winchester Record, Vol. I., 302 
Winters's Parish Registers, 406 
Willoughby, Col. William, inquiries concerning 

his ancestry, 410 
Winthrop's Oration on completion of Washing- 
ton's Monument, 303 
Winthrop's few words in defence of an elderly 

lady, 407 
Wood's Memoir of Dr. Edward Jarvis, 409 
Tals College Obituary Record (1884), 100 
Zeisberger, David, diary, 406 
Boughty, Bold, genealogical gleanings, 331 
Bowen, Isaac, query, 385 
Bowes. Nicholas, query, 290 
Bonython, Capt. Richard, Petition of his sons-in-law, 

(1672), 341 
Bradford, Mary, query, 388 
Brirfe description of New England and the severall 

towns therein. 34 
Broughton, William, reply to note, 83 
Brown, Mo;-es, sketch of, 8 
Brown, Lydii, note, 187 
Brown, Thomas, genealogical note, 71 
Browne Family, note, correction, 291 

Cabo de Arenos, or the place cf Sandy Hook in the 

old Cartology, 147 
Carter, James, genealogical gleanings, 335 
Chaffee Family, queries, 188 
Champion, Robert, note, 26 
Chauncey Family, genealogical gleanings, 160 
Children named for Washington, note, 8Z, 193 
Clark, David, qu.-ry, 81 ; Thomas, query, 291 
Clark, Rev. John, autograph, query, 82 
Cleiveland Genealogy, 213 
Cludd, Edward, letter of (1652-3), 29 
Coat3 of Arms. (See Illustrations) 
Cobbett, Thomas, genealogical note, 69 
Cuburn, William, query, 191 
Colonial Governors of Mass. and it3 Provinces, note, 

Coltman, Anna, genealogical gleanings, 334 
Cooper, John, genealogical gleanings, 3-35 
Cotton, John, genealosrical note, 63 
Cotton Pedigree (tabular), 64 
Court Records of the province of Maine, 358 
Crafts, Thcmas, .|uery, 290 
Cudworth, Martha, query, 191 
Cummings. Richard, biographical notes on, 344 
Cunnabeil, John, query, 290 

Dalton, Timothy, note, 233 

Darby, Agnes, genealogical gleanings, 67 

Davenport, Capt. Nathaniel and his men, 255 

Deaths, current, 106.211, 310,413 

Devd of land in Virginia (16o7), 260 

De Insula, tabular pedigree, 63 

Depositions of John Cotton, 175 ; Samuel Greenwood, 

3ad ; Benj. Woodbridge, 175 
Diary of David Zeisberger, note, 292 
Documents relating to Hugh Peters, 371 
Dodge, ReubtQ Rawson, mera< ir of, 62 

Early Bells of Massachusetts, note, 334 
Early Inhabitants of Barb adoes, 132 
Editors of the Register, note, 384 
Elletson, John, genealogical gleanings, 270 
Eliot, Rev. John, Will of, query, 290 

General Index. 

Eliot Family, 365 

Ely, Nathaniel, autograph, query, 191 

Elwyn's Work on Americanisms, 3S9 

England, Waters'3 Genealogical Gleanings In, 61, 

160, 265, 325 
Engravings. (See Illustrations.) 
Endicott, John, genealogical gleanings, 336 
Epitaphs. (See Inscriptions.) 
Errata, 414 
Exchange of prisoners with the Indians, note, 79 

Fairfax, Lord Thomas, letter of (1645), 3T4 

Farmington (Conn.) Ch. Records, 48, 118, 241, 338 

Family Genealogical Record, note, 292 

Fauconer, Francis, genealogical gleanings, 70 

Fawkner Family, tabular pedigree of, 71 

Faune, Thomas, genealogical n_>te of, 72 

First Colored Office Holder in N. Hampshire, note, 192 

Fish, Augustine, genealogical gleanings, 334 

Fitch, Thomas, query, 333 

Follet Family, queries. 82 

Footprints of Whitefield, note, 292 

Foster, note to query, 193 

Fox, George, genealogical gleanings, 327 

Foxweil, Richard, biographical notes on, 343 

Franncis, Edward, genealogical gleanings, 333 

Gardiner, Capiu Joseph and his men, 175 
Genealogies — 

Cleveland, 213 Moody, 69 

Cotton, 64 Robin3on, 322 

De Insula, 63 Rogers, 225 

Eliot, 365 Roy all, 348 

Fawkner, 71 Samborce, 245 

Kendall. 17 Weeks, 234 

Lisle, 63 
Genealogies in preparation announced — 

Andrews, 293, 390 

Barrett, 293 

Butterfield, 293 

Cleveland, 391 

Crosby, 194 

Cunnabell, 293 

Dowd, 294 

Estabrook, 294 

Fether or Feather,: 

Goodricke, 84 

Heald. 194 

Leavitt, 391 Terrv. 294. 391 

Marsh, 294 

Montague, 294 

Morris, 194 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 61, 160, 265, 325 I 
Genealogical Queries. 82, 190 
Gibbs, Philip, genealogical gleanings, 169 
Gilson. John M., note, 287 
Goit, Mary, note, 187 
Goshen, Family History, note, 79 
Great Storm, the (1635). 32 
Greene Family, query, 290 
Grimn, genealogical gleanings, 163 
Grindali Family, query, 290 

Hammord, Jason, query, 387 

Hanham, Francis, genealogical gleanings, 163 

Harrington, Joshua, query, 191 

Harvard. John, and his ancestry, 265 ; sketch of, 325; 
note, 185. 389 

Dwrvard, Margaret, genealogical gleanings, 268 

Harvard, Robert, genealogical gleanings, 268 

Harvard, Thomas, genealogical gleanings, 277 

Hayue, Alice, copy of will, 263 

Hill, Joseph, query, 387 

Hill's (Boston) Family, query, 1S9 

Historical Intelligence, 83, 193, 292, 339 

Historical Societies, Proceedings— Delaware, 87 ; 
Maine, 86, 196. 295, 392 ; New England Historic 
Genealogical, 84, 195, 294, 391 ; New Hampshire, 
393 ; New H.ivttn Colony, 197 ; New Jersey, 197 ; | 
Newport, 86; Rh-xle Island, 86. 196, 295,393 
Virg.nia, 87, 198, 394 

Hitchcock l-amiiy, queries, 189 

Hodges, Peter, genealogical gleanings, 332 

Houghton, Richard, genealogical note, 67 

Holznau, Morgan, genealogical gleanings, 330 

Newton, 194 
Pearce, 194 
Phillips, 294 
Pope, 84 
Potter, 294 
Robinson, 322 
Shedd, 194 
Slocum, 234 
Smith, 194 
Sterry, 194 
Stiles, 194, 391 
Terry, 294, 391 
Wade, 195 
Weeks, 195 

Horsforde, William, genealogical gleanings, 330 
Hunt, family gathering, 390 

Autographs — Moses Brown, 0; Wm Byrd. 162; 
Reuben R. Dcdge, 9 ; John Harvard, 327 ; Ed- 
ward Jarvis, 216 ; Samuel Phillips, 109 ; Wm. 
Phillip:", 109; William S. Robinson, 312; Tho- 
mas Siegge, 162 
Coats of Arms — Nicholson, 73 
Inscriptions— On Bell in St. Peter's Church, Salem, 
385 ; On Nashua Monument to Weld and Pren- 
tice. 289 
Map of Alonzo Chaves, section of, 148 
Portraits— Moses Brown. 9; Reuben Rawson Dodge, 
9; Edward Jarvis, 217; famuel Phillips. 109; 
William Phillips, 108; William S. Robinson, 313 
Tabular Pedigrees— Lisle, 63 ; Cotton, 64; Moody, 
69 ; Samborne, 250 
Indian Language, letter on, from Experience Mayhew 
(1722), 10 

Jackson, John, note, 345 

Jaquelin Family, note, 333 

Jarvis, Edward, memoir of, 217 

Johnson, Francis, note, 3S6 

Johnson. Capt. Isaac, and his men, 74 

Jones Family, queries, 189, 388 

Kendall Genealogy, 17 , note. 338 

King Philip's War, Soldiers in, 74, 175, 255, 378 

Knowlton, queries, 386 

Ladd Family, query, 192 

Lakin Family, n te, 385 

Lardner, Richard, genealogical note, 62 

Letters of— 

Edward Cludd (1652-3), 29 

Thomas Fairfax (1645), 374 

Cottou Mather (1717), 73 

Increase Mather (1653). 23 

Experience Mayhew (1722), 10 

Thomas Shepard (1645), 374 

William Steele (1652-3), 29 
Lewis, Thomas, biographical notes on, 345 
Lisle, Alicia, genealogical note, 62 
Lisle, Tabular Pedigree, 63 
Lovell Family, queries, 3S3 

Man, Nathaniel, query, 239 

March, William, genealogical gleanings, 336 

Mather, Cotton, letter of (1717), 73 

Mather, Increase, pretended letter of (1633), 23 

Matthews, Samuel, genealogical note ou, 73 

Maud, Daniel, query, 191 

Maverick's Description of New England, 33 

Mayhew, Experietce, letter of (1722), 10 

Members of the New England Hist. Gen. Society, 

Obituaries of. (See Necrology.) 
Memoirs — 

Moses Brown, 8 

Reuben R. Dodge, 62 

Edward Jarvis, 217 

William Phillips, 109 

Wiriiam S. Robinson, 313 
Montgomery, James, genealogical gleanings, 332 
Moody, George, treoealogical noce, 63 
Moody, Samuel, genealogical note, 68 
Munson Family, note, 384 

Nashua Monument to Weld and Prentice, note, 288 
Necrology of the New England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society — 

Ellis Ames, 91 

James S. Amory, 89 

Hei.ry W. B-nham. 92 

Mortimer Blake, 198 

Luther Clark, 91 

Andrew F Crane. 393 

Samuel U. Dam >n, 393 

Thoma* W. Davids, 395 

Benjunin A. G Fuller, 399 

Francis B. Hayes. 395 

Francis J aques, 396 

Charles A. Jones, 88 


General Index, 

Necrology, &c— 

Edward Kidder, SOT 

Jamts S. Loring, 297 

John Rogers, 90 

Stephen Sa isbury, 93 

Chirks W. Slack, 400 

Clinton W. Stanley. 396 

Josiah A.Stearrs, 400 

Caleb Stetson, 397 

.George Stevens. 399 

Gurdon Trumbull, 293 

George Wadleisth, 83 

Charles C. L'. Waterman, 90 

John L. Watson, 92 

William A. Whitehead, 89 

John Wood, 87 
Newbury, Mass., celebration, 389 
New England families, size of, note, 83 
New England, Maverick's description of, 33 
New England Gleanings, 26, 1^3 
New England Historic Genealogical Society— AnDual 
Address, 121; Necrology ot, 87, 193, 297, 394; 
Proceedings of, 84, 195, 294, 391 
Nicholson, Kobert, genealogical note, 72 ; Coat* of 

arms, 73 
Notes and Queries, 78, 185, 234, 384 

Obituary Notices. (See Necrology and Biographi- 

cai Sketches.) 
Oliver, Capt. James and his men, 378 

Parker, Elista, query, 191 

Parris, John and Anne, 337 

Pecke, Robert, genealogical note on, 05 

Pemberton, genealogical note, 61 

Pennsylvania Bibliography, note, 292 

Perkins Families, query, Si 

PerLe Family, query, 290 

Peters, Hugh, documents relating to, 371 

Peters, Hugh, and the Koyal Medals, 264 

Peters. Hugh, capture ot, 377 

Petiti. n of Capt. Bonyth<>n's sons-io-law, 1672, 341 

Phillips (William and William-), memoirs or, lu9 

Pierce. Thomas and Mary, ot Dorchester, 231 ; note 

on, 291 
Pierce, Levi, query, 290 
Piggott, George, genealo.ical gleanings, 329 
Pope. Seth, correction, 187 
Portraits. (See Illustrations.) 
Potter Family, queries. 183, 190 
Pratt Family, query, 191 
Printing of the Records of Mass. and Plymouth 

Colonies, note, 2S4 
Problem of New England Genealogy, note, 78 

Queries. (See Notes and Queries.) 

Raleigh, Sir Walter, note on restoration of church, 293 

Rawson, Family Bible Records, 61 

Recent Publications, 104, 210, 309, 412 

Records— Barbadoes, 132 ; Farmington (Conn.), 43, 
IIS, 241, 338 ; Court K.ecords Province of Maine, 
359 j v> inchester (N. H-), 30, 145, 231. 346 

Rhode Island Families, note, 63 ; Hist, society Col- 
lections, 83 

Rice, Robert, genealogical note, 66 

Richardson. William A., note on, 18T 

Robinson, William S. memoir of, 313 

Robiuson Genealugy, 324 

Rogers Genealogy, 225 

Roy all Genealogy, 348 

fiudd Family, note, 108 

Sadler, John, genealogical gleanings, 283 

Sair.tbury, Rebecca, genealogical note, 168 

Salisbury, Mass.. celebration, 339 

Sarnborue Genealogy, 245 

Sat.ily Hook, place ot, in the old Cartology, 147 

Savory Family, query, 190 

Sc/tt«w, Ihomas, genealogical gleanings, 169 

Seal of the Province of 31aine (1640), query, 190 

Seal. Willi Arms, n le, 80 

Seuiley Pan-h, note, u64 

Seymour, Ct., Methodist Episcopal Church Annals, 

Shepard Family, query, 190 

Shepard, Thomas, letter of (1645), 374 

Sherwood Family, queries. 1S3, 383 

Size of New England Families, note, 83 

Smith, James, query, 19u 

Society for promoting and propagating the gospel la 

New England, 29, 179 ; note on, 257 
Soldiers in King Philip's W;ir, 74, 175, 255, 373 
Souther, Nathaniel, query, 290 
Spencer, William, note, 262 
Stedman, Solomon, genealogical gleanings, 334 
Steele, William, letter of (1652-3), 29 
Stegee, Thomas, genealogical gleanings of, 180 
Streiley, George, note, 262 

Tanquary Family, query, 289 

Thurston, queries, 289 

Town Histories in preparation— 

Deerfield, Mass., 293 

Farmington, Me., 84 

Minnesota Valley, 390 

Wishington, N H , 193 

"Windsor, Ct., 390 
Townsend, Joseph, genealogical gleanings, 335 
Town Records, (see Recordi.) 
Two brothers bearing the sime Christian name, 

instance of, tote, i91 
Turner, Ephraim, note. 383 
Typographical Errors, note, 287 

UpLam Family, query, 80 
Usher genealogical gleanings, 169 

Visitations of Somerset (1631, 1573), note, 84 

Walker, note, 287 

Walker, Joseph, genealogical gleanings, 166 
Ward, William, genealogical gleanings, 231 
Washington, George, note, 237 

Waters, Henry F., and his tngli3h Researches, 81, 
160, 265, 325 ; Genealosical Gleanings cf — 

Henry Beuskin. (1692), 165 

Richard Biheld (1633;, 173 ; (1662), 174 

Bold Bouiihey (1669), 331 

Thomas Browne (1663), 71 

James Carter (1655), U35 

George Chauneey (1621), 166 

Icbabod Chauneey (16e8), 167 

Isaac Chauneey (1712). 167 

Judith Chauneey (1657), 168 

Thomas Cobbett (1617), 69 

Anna Coltman (1622), 334 

John Cooper (1655), 335 

Thomas Cotton (1730), 63 

Agnes Darby (1650), 67 

John Elletson (1626), 270 

John Endicott (1689), 336 

Francis Fawconer 1662), 70 

Robert Fawne (1651), 72 

Augustine Fish (1646), 334 

George Fox (1668), 327 

Edward Frauncis (1740), 333 

Philip Gibbs (1653), 169 

Frances Hanham (1631), 168 

John Harvard (1611), 267 

Margaret Harvard (1625). 268 

Robert Harvard (1625), 209 

Thomas Harvard r 1622), 267 j (1638), 277 

Peter Hodges (1677), 332 

M'.rganllolman (1614), 330 

William Hcrsforde (1621), 330 

Richard Houghton (1652), 67 

Richard Lardner (1670), 62 

Alicia Lisle (1639). 62 

William March (1694). 335 

Sarah Meade (1697), 328 

George Moody (1651), 63 

Samuel Moody (1657), 63 

James Montgomery (1697), 302 

Robert Nicholson (1651), 72 

Am.e Parris ( 1605;. 337 

John Parris (I860), 3:;7 

Robert Pecke (1651). 85 

John Pemerton (1653), 61 

George Piggott (1743), 329 

General Index. 


English Gleanings — 

Robert Rice CI 638), 66 

John Sadler (1637), 283 

Rebecca Saintsbury (1677), 163 

Solomon Stedman (1896). 334 

Thomas Btegtfe (16R1). 160; (1671), 161 

Joseph T .wnsend (1732), 335 

Mary Usher (1739). 169 

Patient I'sher (1749), 169 

Joseph Walker (1666). 166 

William Warcte (162-1), 2S1 

John Wavte (1691), 169 

Stephen Wheatland (1737). 336 

George Whittncre (1654). 165 

Richard Whittingham (1615), 171 

William Whittingham (15 1), 170 

Joseph Wilkinson H734). 338 

Kath-rine Yarwood ) 1835). 275 

Richard Yearwood (163J), 273 
Waters, WillUro, query, 290 
Wayte, John, genealogical gleanings, 169 
Weeks Genealogy, 235 

Welde, Rev. Thomas, account with Society for Propa- 
gating the Gospel, 179 
West, William, note, 386 

Westcustago Chronicle, note, 193 

Western Boundary of Mill., note, 292 

Wheatland, Stephen, genealogical gleanings, 236 

Wheeler, Thomas, query, 191 

Whitmore's Ancestral TabMs, note, 292 

Whittacre, Geonre. genealogical gleanings, 165 

Whittingham. Richard aud William, genealogical 
gleanings, 170, 171 

Wilder, Marshall P., Annual Address of, 121 

Wilkinson, Joseph, genealogical gleanings, 338 

Willey, Isaac, query, 81 

Williams Family of Roxbury, query. 289 

Williams, note, 181 ; Henry, note, 345 

Wills, Deeds and other Probate R-cords, abstracts of 
and from. (See Wattrt's Genealogical Glean- 

Alice Hayne. 262 
George St rel lev, 260 

Winchester (N. H.) Records, 30, 145, 231, 346 

Wing Family, note. 192 

Wolverton, Gregory, reply to query, 192 

Woodbridge, of Kittery, note, 185 

Tearwood, Katherine and Richard, 273, 27* 

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JANUARY, 1885. 


MOSES BROWN was born at Walfcham, April 6, 1748. He 
was the eldest surviving son of Isaac Brown, a very active 
business man who resided on Waltham Plain. His mother was 
Mary, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Prentiss) Balch, and sister 
of the Rev. Thomas Balch of Dedhara. His paternal immigrant an- 
cestor was Abraham 1 Brown, an early settler of Watertown, Mass., 
who was admitted freeman of Massachusetts, March 6, 1631-2. 
Moses 5 was the fifth generation in descent from Abraham 1 through 
Jonathan, 2 Dea. William, 3 and Isaac, 4 above named, his father. 

He was fitted for college by his uncle, the Rev. Mr. Balch, of 
Dedham, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1768. After 
teaching school in Framingham, Lexington and Lincoln, he settled 
in Beverly as a merchant in the autumn of 1772. Espousing the cause 
of American Independence with great zeal, he raised a company of 
men in July, 1775, under a commission from James Warren, presi- 
dent of the Provincial Congress, and in January, 1776, he joined 
the line of the American army as captain in the fourteenth regiment 
of the continental army, Col. John Glover, with a commission 
signed by John Hancock, president of Congress. He was at the 
battle of Trenton. The term of enlistment of his corps having ex- 
pired in 1777, he returned to Beverly, resumed business with his 
brother-in-law Israel Thorndike, and continued in active and suc- 
cessful pursuit of it until the year 1800. when he retired with an 
ample fortune. 

His constitution was vigorous and his life active and useful. 
He always took an important part in public enterprises. He was 
one of the largest original proprietors of Essex Bridge, connect- 
ing Salem and Beverly, and of the Salem and Boston turnpike, 
and had a leading agency in their construction. He was* a mem- 
ber of the state legislature, and one of the presidential electors 
in 1808. His manners were dignified and courteous. He died 
June 15, 1820. He married first, October 16, 1774, Elizabeth 


10 Letter of Experience May he W. [Jan. 

Trask, daughter of Osmyn Trask, of Beverly. She died without 
issue, July 7, 1788, and he married secondly, May 3, 1789, .Mary 
Bridge, daughter of the Rev. Matthew Bridge, of Framingham. 
She died in Beverly, February 21, 1842. His children were, 
1. Charles , born in Beverly, May 24, 1703, graduated at Harvard 
University in 1812, and "died in Boston, July 21, 1856;* 2. 
George, born November 27, 1794, died July 25, 179G; 3. George, 
born November 24, 1799, was appointed commissioner to the Sand- 
wich Islands, 1843, and was lost at sea on a voyage to China, Au- 
gust, 184().| 

Mr. Brown left a legacy to Harvard University, and President 
Quincy, in his history of that institution, after naming him as a ben- 
efactor and sketching his life, says: " He was a federalist of the 
Washington school. He united integrity with benevolence, was ex- 
emplary in all social and domestic relations, and was a generous con- 
tributor to public charities and associations." ' 

The Rev. Abiel Abbott, D.D., of Beverly, who preached his fu- 
neral sermon, thus speaks of the bequest to his alma mater: "To 
afford some further aid to the theological institution at Cambridge, 
the government of which is connected with Harvard University, he 
bequeathed to that important institution two thousand dollars in six 
per cent, stock of the United States, to be applied in any way the 
government shall determine will best promote the cause of Christ- 
ianity and the design and utility of this religious establishment." 


Communicated by John S. H. Fogg, M.D., of South Boston, Mass. 

I^HE writer of this letter was of the fourth descent from the Wbr- 
- shipful Thomas May hew, Esquire, patentee and governor of 
Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands, under a 
title from the Earl of Stirling in 1641. 

Combining the influence of proprietorship and civil station with 
excellence of christian character and life, the family, through several 
generations, exerted a controlling influence within their domain. 
But they are most endeared to us by their generous self-devotion to 
the noble design of civilizing and christianizing the Indians, of whom 
there were several thousands within their proprietary. It is delight- 
ful to find the venerable Eliot and the youthful Cotton in hearty 

* For sketches of the life of Charles Browne, Esq., of Boston, see the Register, yoI. x. 
pa^e 368* and Palmer's Necrology of the Alumni of Harvard College, page 123. 

t This sketch is copied substantially from Bond's " Genealogies and History of Water- 
town," when,' indebtedness is acknowledged to Stone's History of Beverly and Quiney's 
History of Harvard University. 

1885.} Letter of Experience Mayhew, 11 

fellowship and personal cooperation with them in their blessed 

The Rev. John Mayhew, " who fell not short," says Prince, 1 
* either of the eminent genius or piety of his excellent progenitors," 
lost his father in childhood in 1657, but had "the benefit of his 
grandfather, the Governor's, wise instruction and his father's library." 
"When a very young man he well understood the language of the 
Indians, and was able to discourse freely with them, and to preach 
and pray with them with the greatest readiness. His son, Experi- 
ence, the writer of this letter now first published, when in the eighth 
year of his age, went with him to visit the governor in his last ill- 
ness in 1681, and the youth, in later life, "well remembered his 
great-grandfather's calling him to his bedside and laying his hands 
on his head and blessing him in the name of the Lord." 

Thus Mr. Mayhew's ancestry and position furnished an heredita- 
ry interest in the apostolic mission to the Indian, and nobly, meekly, 
did he obey the calling. He says that his " grandfather composed 
a large and excellent Catechism for the Indians of that Island; agree- 
able unto their own dialect ;" his father was in youth as much at 
home in the Indian tongue as in his own ; and being himself in 
childhood a play-mate with the Indian children, he says, "I learnt 
the Indian language by rote, as I did mv mother tongue, and not 
by studying the rules of it as the Lattin tongue is coinonly 

Mr. Gallatin, in his letter to George Folsom, Esq., accounts for 
the great difference in the orthography of those who have collected 
vocabularies, as arising from the native languages of the writers, 
and that it is almost sufficient in that respect to note whether he 
was an Englishman, a German, Frenchman, &c, and from the dif- 
ficulty of expressing the guttural sounds and nasal vowels of the 
Indian speech. 2 In this respect the remarks of Mr. Mayhew are 
of peculiar interest from his familiarity with the Indians from child- 
hood, learning by the ear, and catching their cadences and modula- 
tions while the organs of speech were flexible and delicate, and 
could be trained to the nicer differences not to be acquired or even 
detected in maturer life. We are persuaded that information from 
so high an authority will be welcome to the ethnologist, especially in 
view of Mr. Gallatin's suggestion that "it is perhaps less in diction- 
aries than by an investigation of grammatical forms and structure, 
that we must study the philosophy of language and the various ways 
in which man has applied his faculties to that object." 

Mr. Gallatin further remarks that "the venerable Eliot had in his 
Grammar, published in 1666, exhibited the most prominent fea- 
tures of the Massachusetts dialect." Mr. Mavhew was familiar with 
this, and the printed treatises to the year of his writing, 1722, and 

1 Appendix to Mayhew's Indian Converts, 1727. 
* Trans, of Am. Ant. Soc, vol. ii. 4, 5. 

12 Letter of Experience May hew, [Jan. 

this gives peculiar force to his concluding observation that " the 
Indian language may seem otherwise than good and regular, is, as 
I judge, because there is yet no good Gramer made for it, nor are 
the rules of it fully understood." 

Judge Paul Dudley, F.R.S., to whom the letter is addressed, an 
accomplished man, probably intended to make the information de- 
rived from Mayhew the basis of an article for the Transactions of 
the Royal Society, and it certainly equals in interest and scientific 
value any of his contributions published by that association. 

Chilmark March 20 th 1721-22. 
Honorable Sir, 

Yours of January y e 6 th came safe to my hand ; but the distressed 
condition of my family since I received it, togather with other Incuni- 
berances, and necessary Avocations, (and of Late the want of a convenient 
opertunity,) have hindered me from sending you an answer till now ; other 
wise I must have owned myself inexcusable. The Feaver that goes about 
among us, and of which several have died, came into my family on Janua- 
ry y e l u , since which time five of my children, and 2 Servants have been 
vissited with it, two of y e children, in appearance nigh unto death ; besides 
my Wife who died March y e 2 nd , aud an Infant born alive y e night before. 
But now being in hopes of an opertunity spedily to send to you, I am 
obliged to Shew my willingness to perform what you desire of me. 

And in y e first place as to what you desire respecting the Lord's Prayer, 
I am obliged to tell you, That the Martha's Vineyard Indian Dialect, and 
that of Natick, according unto w ch last Mr. Eliot translated the Indian Bi- 
ble, are so very much a Like, that without a very Critical Observation, 
you would not see y e difference, should I send you A Translation of y e 
Lord's Prayer according to y e Dialect, by the Indians here vsed ; and 
therefore y e doing of it would not at all answer y e End you aim at. Indeed 
the ditference was something greater than now it is. before our Indians had 
the vse of y e Bible and other Books translated by Mr. Eliot? but since that 
the most of y e Litle differences that were betwixt y m , have been happily 
Lost, and our Indians Speak, but especially write much as those of Natick 
do. To Speak y e truth I think most of y e Indians, not to say all of y m , 
betwixt Canada, and New-Spain, inclusively, do speak what was Ori- 
gianally one and y e same Language ; how different soever their Several 
Dialects may now appear to be. As for those of Canada lam well assured, 
that their words are mauy of y m the same that are here vsed, and I think 
their way of declineing and compounding of words is the same also ; And a 
ftw years agoe I discoursed with an Indian that came from South Caroli- 
na, and found that I understood several of his Indian words. Having also 
formerly taken a Little notice of that specimen of y e Mexican Indian Lan- 
guage w ch Gage has given us, I thought I could Easily perceive that their 

3 Roger Williams, 1613, instances " the great varietie of their Dialects, within thirtie or 
fortie miles of each otlier," by the word " Anum, A Dog. 
Anurn, The Cowweset ") 
A vim, The Nurriganset I tv.,i „. 
Arum, The Qunnippiuk f • uuilect - 
A! u m, The Neepmuck J 
So that although some pronounce not L nor R, vet it is the most proper Dialect of other 
places, contrary to many reports." Rhode Ldand'Hist. Colis., i. 96. 

1885.] Letter of Experience Mayhew. 13 

way of Compounding and declineing of words was very much Like that 
vsed by our Indians. 4 Let me add that when a few years agoe I vissited 
the Indians of Connecticut Coloney, I took particular notice of the dialect 
by them vsed, and tho I found that there was so much difference betwixt 
theirs and that vsed among us, that I could not well understand their dis- 
courses and they much Less understand mine, which obliged me to make 
vse of an Interpreter, yet I thought the difference was not so great, but 
that if I had continued there a few months I could have attained to 
speake iuteligably in their dialect. However since these differ more from 
the Natick Indians than those of the vinyard do; I will here Send you a 
Translation of the Lord's Prayer according to the Dialect by y ra vsed, hav- 
ing by the help of my Interpreter translated it while I was Among y m , as 
it here followeth, viz. 

> The y e Lord's Prayer according to y e Dialect of y e [Praying In- 

dians ?] Nooskuu Onkkonwe-Kesnkeek weyetuppatamevage Koowe- 
sooonk kukkuttassootumooonk pedmooutch Koowekontamooonk eyage yeatai 
Okee oiohktai Onkkouwe Kesukkuk Mesunuan eyeu Kesukohk Asekesu- 
kohkish Xupputhekqunnekonum. Quah ohquautamiuunan Nummattomp- 
auwonkanunonash, nanuk oi Ohquantamoueg Kehehah punniqueoquk. 
Quah akque eassunnan Mickemwetooonkanuk wepe pokquassunnan wutche 
Matchetuk. Newutche Kuttike Kuttessootumooouk Mekekooonk quah 
Kunnoutiatamooonk, Micheme quah Micheme. Amen. 

I have seen, and once had, but can not now find, A catechism, composed 
by 31 T Peirson of Connecticut, agreable to the Dialect of the Indians in 
those parts, and more different from y' vsed by our Indians than that in the 
Lord's Prayer here above written. It is possible Judge Sevvall 5 cau help 
you to it. 

My Grand Father in his time composed a large and Excellent Cat- 
echism for the Indians of this Island, agreable unto their own Dialect ; but 
not being printed the Original is, I think, utterly lost, and there only re- 
mains of it, about 40 pages in Octavo, transcribed as I suppose, by some 
Indian after his Death ; but this goes not so far as to have the Lord's 
Prayer in it, else I would have sect it to you. 

Whereas you desire some account, of the Peculiarities & Beauties of the 
Indian Language, and wherein they agre or differ from y e Europians, I 
must, sir, confess to you, That I learnt the Indian Language by Rote, as I 
did my mother Tongue, and not by Studying the Rules of it as the Lattiu 

4 Roger Williams, in his " Key " to the Narra^anset Dialect, 1643, says " it is mo«t Spo- 
ken," and that " there is a mixture of this Language North and South, from the place of 
my abode, about six hundred miles; yet within the two hundred miles where ever English 
dwel betweene the French and Dutch Plantations, their Dialects doe exceedingly dirfer ; 
yet not so, but (within that compasse) a man mav by this helpe [Key], converse with thou- 
sands of Natives all over the Country." Rhode Isl. Hist. Coll., i, 18.25; also Gookin. 
1674, says " they use the same language, only with some difference in the expressions, as 
they differ in several countries in England vet so as thev can well understand each other." 
Ma t s. Hist. Coll., i. 149; and, 1836, Mr. Gallatin, Mr. Du Ponceau. Mr. Pickering and oth- 
ers, are of opinion " that all the languages not only of our own Indians, but of the native 
inhabitants of America from the Arctic Ocean to Cape Horn, have, as far as they have been 
investigated, a distinct character common to all." Gallatin's Letter to Folsom, Am. An:. 
Soc, ii. 5, 142; so Jonathan Edwards in 1788, ibid. 35. See also Samuel F. Haven's Ar- 
chaeology of the U. S., Smithsonian Contributions, 1855, oo-72. 

6 This excellent man, first in every good work, was zealously interested for the Indians. 
Cotton Mather, in his " Life of the Apostle Eliot," 1691, p. 116, says, " ouirht particularly 
to mention that learned pious and charitable gentleman, the worshipful "Samuel Sewai 1 
Esq. who at his own charge built a meeting house for one of the Indian Congregation-, 
and gave those Indians cause to pray for him under that character. He loveth our nation , 
for he hath built us a synagogue." 


14 Letter of Experience Mayhew. [Jan. 

Tongue is comonly Learned, besides, as you know I am no Gramarian and 
therefore shall not be so able to answer your desire, a3 to this Article in 
your Letter, as perhaps some others would have been. However, that I 
may shew My willingness to do what I can, I shall present you with a few 
observations on y e Language under consideration, leaving it with your hon r 
to compare the same with the Languages of Europe, being myself unskill- 
ed in y m . " I shall then observe, 

1. That all the articulate soundes vsed by the Indians in these Parts, may 
be spelt with several Letters fewer, than are vsed by y e English ; for I 
know of no word in the proper dialect of y e Indians of this Island, but 
what may be very well written without any of these seaven Consonants, 
viz. b, d, f, g, 1, r, x. Indeed some of these are frequently to be seen in 
our Indian books 6 but in words that are purely Indian, I think unneces- 
sarily : In words derived from the English they are frequently needed. 

2. That The Indian vowels are the same with y e English, save that y is 
never with y m vsed as a Vowel, and that o is frequently pronounced through 
the Nose, much as one would pronounce it with y e Mouth close shut, thus 
it is sounded twice in the word otorauk, the womb, and when it is so 
sounded we write it as in the example given: yea there is one word that 
has no other Letter but such a vowel 6 unless it should be thought needful 
to have two of y™ for the drawing out of sound a Litle longer. In English 
y* word is yea or yes ; but there being an other Indian word of y e same 
signification 7 viz nux as it is comonly writen, but should rather be nukkies 
in two sillables, the former is scarse ever vsed in writeing. 

3. That Dipthongs or Duble sounds are of very frequent vse in the In- 
dian Language as ai, au, ei, ee, eu, eau, oi, oo, od. Especially oo dip- 
thong is of most frequent vse, there being often tvvo of them togather in the 
same word, & in one word that I think of, two oo's Joyned with y m ; thus, 

Wosketompo oo oo og. They are men. 

4. That Some Indian words have so many consonants sounded in one 
and the same Sillible as render the word some what difficult to pronounce, 
as in this word Ahquehuhkq, Let him alone. 

5. That In The Indian Language there are so few, if any proper parti- 
ciples that it is unnecessary to reckon the Participle as one Part of their 
Language, M r Eliot therefore left it out of his Indian Gramer begun : but 
why he also left out the Preposition I confess I do not understand. That 
there are not w th standing, acording to him Seaven parts of Speech is be- 
cause he makes the Nown Adjective a distinct part of Speach, and calls it 
the Adnown, which unto me seems fair, because a Nown Adjective seems 
to bear the same Relation to y* Substantive, as the Adverb does unto y e 

6. That the Indian pronown is not declined, or varied, except when it is 
vsed in composition with other words or parts of Speach, and then I Keen 
is varied into nut, noo, nun, Thou into hut, koo, kun, &c. So I run is in 
Indian nukquokqueem. My son nunnarnon [In first mentioning the Pro- 
noun I follow m r Eliot]. 

7. That the variations of Nowns is not by Genders or Cases as in some 

• Mather, 1691, said, " There is a letter or two of oar Alphabet, which the Indians never 
had iii theirs, . . . there can scarce be found an R in their language : save that the Indians 
to the Northward, who have a peculiar Dialect, pronounce the R where an N is pronounced 
by our Indians." Life of Eliot, 85 ; see also note J above. 

7 Roger Wiiliams says, il They have nve or six words sometimes for one thing." Rh. I 
Hist. Coll., i. 26. 

1885.] Letter of Experience Mayhew. 15 

other Languages ; but, on other accounts as the Numbers, Singular and 
Plural : Their Nature whether animate or inannhnate ; Their Magnitude 
pveat or small; Their being in present existance or being past and gon ; 
Also when a Nown follows a Verb Transitive as He made ; it is diilirently 
formed from what the thing is other wise called, and alwayes ends in ah or 
oh. Likewise wheu a Nown whether singular or plural has any of these 
signs accompanying of it, viz. In, with, to, from, above, below, on this 
side, on y* side, it hath its ending in ut, or at, as my hand is, nun-nitckek, 
but into my hand is nunnitckekanut, and from me is wutch nokkokot. 

8. That the nown adjective or Adnown is declined as well as the Nown 
Substantive unto which it relateth, I mean y* it commonly is so, as white 
Spoken of a Living creature is wompesoo but spoken of an Inanimate thing 
is wompi. 

9. Respecting Verbes several things may be observed, as (1) There is no 
compleat and iutire word for y e verb substantive as am, art, is &c. In 
Indian if a thing be asserted to exist, the way this is done is by adding to 
the Nown or its relative pronoun a silable or two that have the Nature or 
signification of y e verb substautative, as we say, God is. The Iudian of this 
is Mannitoo oo. The first too syllabils stand for God the Latter assert his 
existance. This may be expressed another way, but I reckon this y e best. 
(2) Other verbs there be both active and passive, as noowomon I Love him. 
Noivomonit am Loved. (3) The most Indian verbs are personal, yet there 
are some impersonals, as quenauet It is necessary. (4) Indian verbs have 
both Modes and Tenses belonging to y m . The potential is expressed or sig- 
nified as it is in English, the other five are known by a deferent conjuga- 
tion or formation of the verbs. The present Tense and the preter or pre- 
ter imperfect, are also signified in y e verb itself. The other Tenses are 
known by such Signs as they are kuown by in English. (5) Verbes 
in Indian are both possitive and negative, as Koowomonush I Love thee, 
Koowomonunoo I love thee not, wdmosek Love thou me, icamosekkon love 
thou me not &c. Now generally concerning Indian verbes I may say, 
That in the various conjugations or-different formation of them a very great 
part of y e Indian Language does consist, 8 for y r in are comprised not only, 
being, doing, suffering and enjoying, but all y e persons concerned both 
agents and objects, the preter and present tense, and the object for whom 
as well as to whom the act is done, &c. 

10. Indian Adverbs are words, attending on their Verbs and shew the 
Quallity of y e actions Signified by y m , also their extention, duration, ces- 
sation &c. such as in English end in ly, comouly in Indian end in e, as 
Strongly is in Indian munnukke : and there is this some what remarkable 
in y m , that where we say very strongly, they make the same word the more 
emphatical by dubbling a Syllible in it with a little variation, and say mam- 
onukke, kakunupe, as the one should say in English strong strongly or 
quick quickly. In the other parts of Speach I do not at present think of 
anything remarkable. 

11. I may further observe that Indian words, especially, the names of 
persons and things are generally very significant, by far more so than those 
of y e English, as the Hebrew also are : For with them, the way vsed was 
to call every place, Person and thing by a name taken from some thiug 

• Gallatin says, " The principal distinguishing characters of the Indian languages are 
found in the verb." This letter will be found a very instructive document for comparison 
with Mr. Gallatin's Synopsis, chap. vi. 

16 " Letter of Experience Jfayheio. [Jan. 

remarkable in it or attending of it. Thus the place whore I dwell is in In- 
dian called Xempanickliekanuk in English The place of Thunder-clefts, he- 
cause there was once a Tree there Split in piecees by the Thunder. This 
is one reason of y e leugth of Indian words, they are long that it may appear 
the better what they Signifie. So Sin is called Ma'che-usseonk, an evil 
work or deed,. 

12. I shall observe to you that the Indian Language delighteth greatly 
in compounding of words ; in w ch way they freequently make one word out 
of several, and then one such word will comprehend what in English is 
four, live or <ix ; but as by this means they often have much in a Little 
room, so it is also true that this some times makes their words very long, 
the Rules of their Lauguage calling for it. It may be you would be will- 
ing to understand the Indian way of compounding words. I shall there- 
fore briefly hint something of it to you. and here (1) observe that the 
words out of which the composition is made are not put at length into y e 
word formed out of y m , but some remarkable part of each of j m , as some 
one Syllable or two, such as will show what y e words are. — ('2) That 
in such composition of words, the Pronoun, or all y e Persons, I, 2, 3, 
Singular and Plural may be. and always are, occasion calling for it, 
affixed unto Nowns both substantive and adjective, and also unto verbs, 
I think, of every sort except y e impersonal, yea & to the Adverb also. 
(3) The Nown substantive, and nown Adjective, or Adnowu, are ordi- 
narily made one word ; and so al^o y e verb and y e Adverb, yea ( 1) one 
and the same word may in this way Comprehend in it. An act. The 
agent by whom performed. The object towards whom. The time when and 
the maimer how : yea tho there are two Agents, which are each of y ra the 
others object, this with what is already said may be all in one word. For 
example, These English words, We did strongly Love one another, may 
be but one word in Indian viz, nummunnvJckoowamonittimiinnomip : So, 
they strongly loved one another, is in Indian, munnehk-icamontoopanek. These 
indeed are Long words, and well they may considering how much they com- 
prehend in them. However I will give you an Instance of one considera- 
bly longer 9 viz : Nup-pahk-niih^o-pe-pe-nau-xcut-chut-vhuh-qno-ka-neh-cha- 
nehcha-e-nin-nu-rnun-ndiiok here are 5S letters and 22 Syllables, if I do not 
miss count y ra . The English of this long word is, Our well skilled Look- 
ing Glass makers. But after the reading of so long a word you had need 
be refreshed with some that are shorter, and have a great deal in a litle 
room, I will therefore mention some such, as Nookoosh* I have a Father. 
Noosis, I have a grandchild. Wdrnoat.ek, Love ye one another. Wekpfttit- 
tuk, Let us eat together. Nisltshehehahkon, Mamosekkon, Kummootukkoa. 
These three words are the 6, 7, & 8 commandments. Sekinyontekl^oq do 
not ye hate one another. Noosh My Father, Koosh Thy Father, Oohskok, 

9 This surpasses the *• sesquipedalias " wirh which Mather in his " Life of Eliot " (Mag- 
nalia, 193) astonishes his readers. Rocrer Williams used the word " cawkekinnamuk, yt is 
Looking Glassc." Letter to Gov. Leverett, 11 Oct. 1675, published in Appendix of vol. ii. of 
•'Acts of the Com. of United Col. of New England." edited by David Pubil'er, E.-q. 
_ A curiou- inquirer says that " The number of words in the English language exceeding 
six .syllables in length is very small. •• Honorifieabilitudidity," which is to be found in 
an oM dictionary, is the only English ( ?) word of eleven syllables that we can call to mind. 
In other languages still longer words are to he found. "Don Juan Xemopuceno de Buri- 
Dnagonatotorecagogeazcoeeha was the name of a person employed in the finance depart- 
ment of Spain a few years ago. He ought to have been appointed superintendent of 
" Kauiiuagadeyathooroosrnokanogonasira," or of " Arademaravasadeloovaradooyou," 
two estates in the East Indies, respecting which a law suit was pending in English 
courts while he was administering Spanish finances. 

1885.] Kendall Family of Woburn, Mass, 17 

his father, Nooshun our Father, Kooshoo your Father, Oohshoowook Their 
Father, Xoolsha my father that was, (but now is not) 

Sir, I shall at present ad no more concerning the Indian Language, save 
in general that I think it good and regular. That it may seem otherwise 
to Some, is as I Judge, because there is yet no good Gramer made for it, 
nor are the Rules of it fully understood ; As also because Termes of art 
are not yet fixed on, as in other Languages, (no more capable of y m y n this 
is.) Nor are the Indians yet so much beholden to other Nations for words 
borrowed of them as the English are, or other wise would be much poorer 
than now they be. 

Thus sir, have I endeavoured an answer to your Letter, which tho I 
have writen in hast & in the midst of many incumbrances, and have not 
Leasure to transcribe and correct, I request you to accept of and wink at the 
failings you may see in it, in doing of which you will much encourag and 
oblige, Honorable Sir, Your humble, and already, 

much obliged Servant 

To the Honorable Experience Mayhevt. 

Paul Dudley Esq r . 

P. S. I might have noted respecting verbs, That when an act is con- 
tinued or repeated, one Syllable in y e verb is with y e change of one Letter 
repeated as I love thee in Indian is Koowamonish, but I Love thee [con- 
stantly] is Koowowamonish, and thus it is in every mode of y e verb. 


By William R. Cutteb, Esq., Librarian of the Public Library, Woburn, Mass.* 
[Supplementary to Sewall's History of Woburn.] 

1. Francis 1 Kendall, " alias Miles," married Mary Tidd, Dec. 24, 
1644. He— senior — died 1708 ; she died 1705. Had : 

2. i. John, b. May 2, 1646 ; m. three wives ; d. 1732. 

3. ii. Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1648-9 ; m. twice ; d. May 25, 1730, aged 81. 

iii. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1650-1 ; da. Israel Reed ; d. 1721-2 (see Sew all, 632). 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15, 1652-3 ; in. James Peirce ; d. Oct. 16, 1715, a. 62 
v. Hannah, b. Jan. 26, 1654-5 ; m. William Green (see Sewall, 616). 
vi. Rebecca, b. March 21. 1657-8 ; m. Joshua Eaton. 

4. vii. Samcel, b. March 8, 1659-(60) ; m. twice; d. 1749. 

5. via. Jacob, b. Jan. 25, 1660-1 ; m. twice. 

ix. Abigail, b. April 6, 1666; m. William Reed. May 24, 1686. 

Miller, in will, May 9, 1706, which contains twenty articles. His 
eldest son John had his dwelling-house and one half the corn-mill. 
Sons Thomas and Samuel (who had portions of the corn-mill) and 
Jacob; daughters Mary Reed, Elizabeth Peirce, Hannah Green, 
Rebecca Eaton (deceased), and Abigail Reed ; sons-in-law Israel 
Reed and William Green; daughter-in-law Eunice, wife of John; 
grandchildren, Francis, eldest son of John Kendall; Ralph, son of 
Thomas ^Kendall ; Samuel, son of Samuel Kendall ; Jacob, son of 
Jacob Kendall ; Mary Peirce, Francis Green, Elizabeth Lamson 

Uta T? ai a 7 P re P ar ® d from manuscript researches based on Woburn records, made bv the 
aHrip'.; * L erg i U ?" lGa£ter » f ather of the writer, more than thirty years since; to which are 
adcleu a t ew later researches trom probate and other sources. 

18 Kendall Family of Woburn, Mass, [Jan. 

(daughter of Rebecca Eaton), and William Reed are named ; also 
" the eiirht children " of his brother Thomas Kendall, ,k that were 

orders, Woburn, 1640; was a selectman 18 years, between 16.39 
and 1688; on committee to lay out common lands, 1667 ; presented 
by the grand jury for refusing: communion with the Woburn church, 
of which he was a member, 1671 ; fined for berni* late at a select- 
men's meeting, 1674; paid by the town for a wolf, and tithinginan, 

2. John 2 Kendall (Francis 1 ), married (1st) Hannah Bartlett, 1 668 (Seiv- 

all); (2nd) Elizabeth Corny, March 29, 1681, who died Dec. 1701 ; 
(3d) P^unice, widow of Samuel Carter [Sibley, Harv. Graduates, 
ii. 65-67], and daughter of John Brooks (Sewall) — [see Reg. xxix. 
153]. He was a soldier in Philip's War, 1675. Will, dated March 
9, 1726, proved March 28, 1735 (lodged April 10, 1732), to wife 
gives improvement of dwelling-house, and names his sons Francis 
(eldest son and executor), John, Jonathan and Nathaniel ; his 
% daughters Elizabeth Knight, Rebecca Boman and Hannah Leppin- 
well ; also the five children of his daughter Lydia Wright, deceased, 
namely, John, Joseph, Nathan, David and Abigail Wright. Had : 

i. Mart, b. Sept. 1, 1671. 

ii. Lydia, b. April 23, 1674 ; m. John Wright, Sept. 21, 1693 ; d. Dec. 25, 

1711. [Reg. xxxvii. 78.] 
iii. Francis, b. Dec. 4, 1678. 
iv. Francis, b. April 11, 1682; m. Abigail. Had 1. Francis* b. Jan. 6, 

1716-17; m. Mary, who was admitted member Woburn 1st church, 

Sept. 6, 1761. The widow of Francis d. April 25, 1791, a_ r ed 73. 

Had Abigail,* b. June 7, 1750; m. Jonathan Munroe, Aug. 10, 1769. 

2. Amos* b. Jan. 13, 1718-19; d. July 12, 1723. 3. John.* b. Nov. 

4, 1721 ; Leominster [see 7, viii.j. 4. Amos* b. June 22, 1725 ; paid 

by town for 142 squirrels' and 121 blackbirds' heads, 1741 (Sewall, 

564). 5. David* b. May 3, 1728. 
v. John, b. Oct. 7, 1684 ; m. Deborah Richardson. March 25, 1715. Had 

1. Deborah* b. Feb. 9, 1718-19. 2. Mary* b. xMarch 16, 1721. 3. 

John* b. April 25, 1723. 4. Zebedee* b. March 30, 1725. 
vi. David, b. Nov. 14, 1686. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1688-9 ; m. Amos Knight, Aug. 9, 1720. 
Tiii. Jonathan, b. Nov. 28, 1690 ; named in fathers will, 1726. 

ix. Rebecca, b. March 22, 16^3 ; m. Bowman. 

6. x. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 27, 1694-5 ; m. twice ; d. April, 1776. 

xi. Hannah, b. July 8, 1699 ; m. Thomas Leppinweli, May 10, 1725. 

3. Thomas 2 Kendall* (Francis 1 ), married (1st) Ruth (Simonds?), 1673, 

who died Dec. 18, 1695 ; (2d) Abigail Brou^hton, March 30, 1696, 
who died Dec. 31, 1716. He was a tithingman for " West End" 
of town, 1692, and died May 25, 1730. Had : 
i. Ruth, b. Feb. 17, 1674-5; m. John Walker, Nov. 9, 1691. 
ii. Thomas, b. May 19, 1677 ; m. Sarah Cheever fdau. of Rev. Thomas, Chel- 
sea), who d. at Frarningharu, March 2, 1761, a. 75 (Reg. xxxviii. 176). 
He removed from Woburn to Lexington, and thence abuut 1745 to 
Framingham. Had 1. Sarah* b. Sept. 7, 1702 (Miss Sarah, 1719, Fram- 
inghain). 2. Thomas* b. July 30, 1704. 3. Abigail,* b. August 10, 
17u6. 4. Benjamin* b. Feb. 25. 1708-9 (m. Kezia and Eunice' Lthnd, 
of Sherborn and Holliston). [5. Mary,* b. 1711. 6. Joshua* b. Aug. 

* Thomas Kendall, " bro-in-!aw of James Simond.s " and wjfu Ruth, .signed dc d Nov. 
24, 1694, to Simonds — Wyman Coll. MSS. belonging to Woburn Public Library, 6 : 150. 

1885.] Kendall Family of Woburn, Mass. 19 

7, 1713. 7. Ezekiel* b. Nov. 21, 1715 (? m. Rebecca Heminway, 
April, 1788). 8. Elizabeth* b. March 4, 1717-18. 9. Ruth* b. June 
13, 17-20. 10. Jane* h. Nov. 14, 1722. 11. Elijah* (twin), b. Jan. 
30, 1724-5. 12. Elisha* (twin), b. Jan. 30, 1724-5 (d. 1823 or 4. a. 99 
years). [Father of Rev. Samuel Kendall, D.D., of Weston, Mass. 
(H. U. 1782, d. 1814), a frequent preacher at Woburn in the years 
1782, 1783, 1795, 1601. 1804, &e. (Thompson's Diary).] See Barry. 

iii. Marf, b. Feb. 27, 1680-1 ; m. Joseph Whitmore. 
7. iv. • Samuel, b. Oct. 29, 1682; m. twice; d. Dec. 13, 1764, a;red83. 

v. Ralph, b. May 4, 1685 ; m. Abigail Carter (see Sewa/l, 598). He was a 
tailor, and removed to Lancaster. Had 1. Ruth,* b. Jan. 6, 1706-7. 
2. Ralph,* b. Dec. 15, 1708 ; d. Dec. 19, 1708. 3. Peter* b. Oct. 14, 
1710. 4. Abigail* b. Aus. 14, 1712. 5. Esther* b. Feb. 14, 1714-15. 
6. Jonathan* b. Feb. 14,1716. 7. Bezeleel* b. April 7, 1717. 8. Ke- 
zia* b. Jan. 12, 1718-19. 

vi. Eleazer, b. Nov. 16, 1687 ; m. Hannah Rowe,of Lexington, who d. 1761, 
and (2d) widow Sarah Angier, 1767. See Barry's Framingham, 309. 
Had 1. Eleazer* b. Jan. 6, 1713-14 ; d. Aug. 15, 1718. 2. William* 
b. Dec. 20, 1715; d. Aug. 21, 1718. 3. Thomas* b. Oct. 5, 1718. 
4. Hannah* b. Nov. 9. 1720. 5. Eleazer* b. March 5, 1723. Sue Bar- 
ry's Fram., 309, 310,407. 

vii. Epdraiji. m. Judith Walker, and d. May 15, 1728. She was the Judith 
Kendall, of Wilmington, who m. Samuel Johnson, of Woburn, Dec. 
23. 1731. Shewas^dead by 1742.* Had 1. Ephraim* b. March 27, 
1716; d. in the military service near Fort Edward, July 18, 1758. f 
(Ephraim Kendall and Ruth Peirce, both of Wilmington, m. Feb. 24, 
1737. Widow Ruth Kendall, Wilmington, and Joseph Johnson, Jr., 
m. April 10, 1760.— Wob. Rec.) 2. Edward* b. Sept. 27, 1718 ; 
["prize at Ed. Kendall's, Mav 20, 1799— vendue at Ned Kendall's, 
May 30, 1799 "—Thompson's Diary]. 3. Ezra* b. Jan. 1, 1721-22. 
4. Reuben* b. May 20, 1724 ; named in Thompson's Diary, 1793, of 
Billerica or Wilmington. 5. Judith* b. Dec. 11, 1728 [m. at Biileri- 
ca, Jan. 31, 1748, Josiah Richardson (5171 R. Mem.)—H. A. Hazen].* 

yiii. Jabez (twin), born Sept. 10, 1692 ; ra. Rebecca , and d. August 14, 

1725. Had 1. Jabez* b. Nov. 26, 1717. 2. Rebecca* b. April 25. 1719 ; 
m. Philip Atwood, Sept. 6, 1738. 3. Phineas* b. March 6, 1721. 4. 
James* b. April 15, 1722; d. Aug. 16, 1722. 5. Nathan* b. July 21, 
1723 ; in the military service from Woburn before 1777, also in 1778 
(Sewall, 571). Nathan Kendall's daughter buried Aug. 27, 1782. — 
Thompson's Diary. 6. Ruth* b. Dec. 9, 1724. 

ix. Jane (twin), b. Sept. 10, i692 ; m. Joseph Russell, Nov. 27, 1711. 

x. Son, stillborn, Dec. 16, 1695. 

4. Samuel 2 Kendall {Francis 1 ), married (1st) Rebecca Mixer.! Nov. 
13, 1683, who d. Oct. 25, 1691 ; (2d) Mary Locke, March 30, 1692. 
He was constable and collector, 1726-7, and paid by the town for 
"bottoming the schoolhouse chair," 1747. Will, dated Woburn, 
Dec. G, 1742, names his wife Mary; his sons Samuel (eldest son), 
Isaac, Joshua, and Ebeuezer (executor) ; his daughters Rebecca 
Russell, Ruth Bancroft and Abigail Nichols ; also the children of 
his daughter Tabitha Richardson, deceased, namely, Tabitha, John, 
Amos, Jotham and Mary Richardson ; will proved 1749 — 4< of Lan- 
caster, formerly of Woburn." — Wore. Prob. Had : 

* Judith Johnson, of Woburn, alias Judith Kendall, of Wilmington, " the relict widow 
of Ephraim Kendall," petitioned for guardian for his three children, minors, — Ezra, Reu- 
ben and Judith, — under fourteen years of age, Nov. 2, 1732. Samuel Walker, her brother, 
was appointed their guardian. 

t 17o8, July 18. "Mr. Ephraim Kendall died; and there was a very smart thunder 
shower, three or four as hard claps as ever I heard ; and a rainy afternoon ; and Mr. Ken- 
dall was buried." — Lt. S. Thompson's Diary (Seicall, ooQ). 

* Of Watertown. See Bond, 3G7, 8 Id, 858. 

20 Kendall Family of Wobimi, Mass* [Jan. 

i. Sastcel, b. Aug. 13, 1684; m. Prudence. Had 1. Samuel* b. Sept. 4, 
1711. 2. Rebecca* b. Aug. 27, 1714. 3. Stephen,* b. March 10. 1717. 

ii. Isaac, b. Sept. 13, 1686; in. Hannah Walker, Oct. 9, 1706. Had 1. 
Hannah,* b. Julv 24, 1707. 2. Isaac,* b. July 4, 1709. 

Hi. Joshua, b. March 14, 1689 [Bond's Wat. 325, 815]. 

iv. Rebecca, b. July 6, 1691 ; d. .Nov. 25, 1691. 

By second wife, Mary : 

Y. M\Rr, b. Feb. 3, 1692-3 ; d. Aug. 14, 1727, unra. 

vi. Rebecca, b. Jan. 26, 1694-5 ; m. Samuel Russell, and d. July 26, 1791. 

vii. Abigail, b. March 31, 1697; m. William Nichols, of Reading, Jan. 14, 

viii. Ebenezer, b. May 16, 1700; m. Hannah Thompson (daughter of Simon). 
Had 1. Jonathan* b. Oct. 19, 1728. 2. Ebenezer* b. Aug. 19, 1731. 
3. William* b. April 22, 1734. 4. Simon* b. July 29, 1737. 5. Reu- 
ben,* b. Nov. 25, 1739. 

ix. Ruth, b. April 23, 1703 ; m. Raham Bancroft, of Reading, Jan. 2, 1729 

x. Tabitha, b. Jan. 22, 1706-7; m. Nathan Richardson, Jr., July 3, 1729. 

5. Jacob 2 Kendall (Francis 1 ), married (1st) Persis Haywood, Jan. 2, 

1683-4, who died Oct. 19, 1694; (2d) Aliee Temple, Jan. 10, 1694 
-5. fie removed to Billerica about 1716. He was styled ''Se- 
nior" in 1712 ; his son Jacob (iii.) was probably then living. Had: 

i. Persis, b. Aug. 24, 1685. 

ii. Jacob (twin), b. Jan. 12, 1686-7 ; d. Jan. 20, 1686-7. 

iii. Jacob (twiu), b. Jan. 12, 1686-7 : named in grandfather Francis Ken- 
dall's will, 1706; d. probably before April 22, 1714. 

8. iv. Joseph, b. Dec. 17, 16^8 ; m. twice ; d. Oct. 3, 1743. 

v. Jonathan, b. Nov. 2, 1690; d. Nov. 11, 1690. 

vi. Daniel, b. Oct. 23, 1691. 

By second wife, Alice : 
▼ii. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9. 1695. 
viii. John, b. Jan. 9, 1696-7 ; d. Oct. 17, 1697. 
ix. Sarah, b. July 18, 1698; m. Benjamin Whitmore, of Boston, Dec. 10, 

x. Esther, b. Nov. 20, 1699. 
xi. Hezekiah, b. May 26, 1701. 
xii. Nathan, b. Dec. 12, 1702. 
xiii. Susanna, b. Oct. 27, 1704.^ 
xiv. Phebe, b. Dec. 19, 1706. ^ 
xv. David, b. Sept. 28, 1708. 
xvi. Ebenezer, b. April 5, 1710. 
xvii. Alice, b. Jan. 31, 1711-12 (? 1710-11). 
xviii. Abram, b. April 26, 1712. 
xix. Jacob, b. April 22, 1714 ; d. June 1, 1714. 
xx. Persis, b. Aug. 23, 1715. 
xxi. Jacob, b. (Billerica) July 1, 1717. 

6. Nathaniel 3 Kendall (John* Francis 1 ), mar. (1st) Abigail Locke, 

March 16, 1720, who died May 16. 1730; (2d) Sarah Carter, Feb. 11, 
1731-2, who died Oct. 3, 1775. He died April, 1776. — Thomp- 
son's Diary.* Will, dated Woburn, April 22, 1776, names his 
grandson John Kendall, son of John, deceased; his daughters Anna 
Tyler, Elizabeth Johnson, Sarah Johnson (wife of William), and 
Abigail Bruce, deceased ; also the heirs of John Locke, alias Ken- 
dall. Had: 

i. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 10, 1720; d. June 8, 1736. 

ii. Abigail, b. Dec. 29. 1722 ; ra. (she of 2d Pet.) William Bruce, of Marl- 
boro', March 10, 1747. See Locke Book, 26, 43. 

• See Register, xxxiv. 397-401. 

1885.] Kendall Family of Woburn, Mass. 21 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1704-5 ; m. Samuel Johnson.* 

iv. Peter, b. Feb. 22. 1726-7. 

[v. John, b. Dee. 30, 1729-30— " son of Abigail Kendall, daughter of John 

Locke." On petition of his maternal grandfather, 1739, his name 

was changed to Locke. See Locke Book, 26, 47.] 

By wife Sarah : 

9. vi. John, b. April 22. 1732 : m. Sarah Wyraan, Nov. 12, 1754 ; d. 1762. 
vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 23, 1734-5 ; (? admitted member Wobimi 1st church, 

Nov. 21, 1756) ; m. William Johnson, Jr., July 9, 1760. 
viii. Anna, b. Nov. 25, 1736 ; m. Tyler. 

7. Samuel 3 Kendall (Thomas, 2 Francis 1 ), m. (1st) Elizabeth , who 

d. Jan. 10, 1741-2, aged 54 (g.s. Wob. 1st B. G.) ; (2d) [Mehitable 
Hosmer of Concord?], who died August 31, 1755. He was com- 
• missioned lieutenant, Oct. 5, 1732, and died Dec. 13, 1761, aged 83 
(g.s. Wob. 1st B. G.). He was on a committee to sell Woburn 
town land lying in Lunenburg, 1733; on a committee of the First 
Parish relative to the formation of a. Third Parish, 1746-7; on a 
committee to build a new meetinghouse, 1747 ; selectman, 1746-48. 
The grammar school was kept at his place, 1742. He subscribed 
the covenant adopted by the church, 1756, and was received to full 
membership, Nov, 20, 1757. Had : 

i. Samuel, b. June 30, 1708; H. U. 1731 ; minister of New Salem. (Sam- 
uel Kendall and Phebe Brintain m. Sept. 23, 1736.— Wob. Rec.) 

ii. James, b. April 28, 1710 ; m. Sarah Richardson, of Woburn (he of Lan- 
caster), July 21, 1735, and Lydia Richardson, of Woburn (he of Lan- 
caster), March 1, 1740-1. — Wob. Rec. [Grandfather of James Ken- 
dall, D.D., of Plymouth.] James and Lydia had 1. James, 5 b. March, 

iii. Josiah, b. Sept. 1, 1712; Sterling. (Josiah Kendall and Tabitha Wy- 
man, m. March 17, 1736. — Wob. Rec. iSee Sew all, 655.) 

iv. Ezekiel, b. March 14, 1715; Sterling. 

v. Timothy, b. March 23, 1717 ; Lancaster. (Timothy Kendall and Esther 
Walker m. Nov. 13, 1740.— Wob. Rec.) 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1719 ; m. John Brooks, of Woburn and Lancas- 
ter. [See Reg. xxix. 154.] 

vii. Jonas, b. March 10, 1721 ; Lancaster. 

viii. Sarah, b. April 16, 1723 ; m. John Kendall, of Leominster [see 2, iv. 3]. 

ix. Susanna, b. July 5, 1724 ; single. 

10. x. Obadiah, b. Sept. 3, 1725 ; m. Elizabeth Miles ; d. Nov. 19, 1811, a. 86. 
xi. Jesse, b. May 15, J727 ; Athol (m. Mary Evans, of Woburn). 

xii. Seth, b. Jan. 4, 1728-9 ; Athol. 

xiii. Abigail, b. Feb. 27, 1730-1 ; m. Jacob Peirce, of Woburn. 

xiv. Ephraim, b. Nov. 9, 1732; d. (of Samuel and Elizabeth) Feb. 16, 1732-3. 

xv. Jerusha, b. Feb. 13, 1734-5; m. Reuben Richardson, March 3, 1757. 

8. Joseph 3 Kendall (Jacob, 2 Francis 1 ), mar. (1st) Susanna , who d. 

Dec. 23, 1727 ; (2d) Mercy , who died (widow) March 6, 1739, 

aged 83 y. 2 m. — Burlington. He died Oct. 3, 1743. Heirs named 
in settlement of his estate, 1746-47 — widow Mercy ; Joshua Ken- 
dall (eldest son) ; Mary, wife of Ignatius Marion; Susanna, wife of 
Amos Reed; Joseph Kendall; and Oliver (aged 12), Jacob (aged 
8), Esther (aged 6), and Sarah Kendall (aged 4 years), minor child- 
ren under fourteen years of age. Had by wife Susanna: 

* The town clerk's certificate on the probate files, connected with the settlement of her 
father's estate, names the children Samuel and Elizabeth Johnson had at Woburn, as fol- 
lows: Rhoda, b. Aug. 20, 1759; Olive, b. Aug. 18, 1762; John, b.May 20, 1764; Jesse, b. 
Aug. 27, 1767. 


22 Kendall Family of Woburn, Mass, [Jan. 

i. Jonathan, b. Oct. 29, 1718. 

ii. Joshua, b. March 7, 1720 ; m. Esther Buck, 1715, and Susanna John- 
sun, May 2, 1753 ; was paid for 150 squirrels' heads by the town, 1741 
-2. and was in the military service before 1777, and resided in the Sec- 
ond Parish near a place called the "Wood Market." 1792. Had by 
first wife, 1. Joshua,* b. Feb. 9, 1716. 2. Jonathan, 5 b. June 4, 1749 ; 
d. (of Joshua and Esther) Aug. 3. 1751. 3. Jonathan. 5 b. Sept. 1. 1751 : 
m. Joanna Brooks. Dec. 1, 1774.* Had 1. Infant, 6 d. Aug. 1775. 2. 
Child, 8 d. April, 1770 (Thompson's Diary). 3. Isaac. 6 h. Feb. 19, 
1777. 4. Joanna, 6 b. May 9, 1779. 5. Sally, 6 b. April 12, 1733. By 2d 
wife : 4. Susanna, 5 b. Jan. 25, 1754. 5. Benjamin, 5 b. March 16. 1756 ; 
m. Elizabeth Dean, Ausf. 20, 1730. 6. Oliver, 5 b. Nov. 14. 1759. 7. 
Rebecca, 5 b. Feb. 5, 1763 3. Joel 5 b. Dec. 16, 1766. 9. Daniel 5 b. 
Aug. 8, 1771. 10. William, 5 b. July 14, 1774; m. Ruth Skelton, 
June 8, 1797. 

iii. Mary, b. Jan. 6, 1723; m. Ignatius Marion, March 23, 1746. 

iv. Susanna, m. Amos Reed. 

By wife Mercy : 

y. Joseph, b. July 9, 1730 : m. (1st) , who d. June 7, 1752; (2d) 

Sarah Johnson, Aug. 18, 1757, -who d. Sept. 16, 1775, aged 40 ; (3d) 
Deborah Johnson, Dec. 3, 1778, who d. Sept. 26, 1788. aged 55. He 
was in the military service from Woburn, 1777 and 1773. (Sewall, 
571.) Had by wife Sarah, 1. Sarah, 5 b. Nov. 21, 1757; m. Stephen 
Wyman, of Lunenburg, Dec. 12. 1780. 2. Rhoda, 5 b. Jan. 16, 1762 ; 
m. Matthew Farrinston, July 4, 1791. 3. Joseph, 5 b. June 25, 1764. 
4. Susanna 5 (of Joseph), d. Dec. 18, 1767. 

vi. Outer, b. Aug. 10, 1734. 

Tii. Jacob, b. Oct. 9, 1738; ra. Kezia, and d. May 11, 1770. Kezia Kendall 
m. Amos W'yman, of Billerica. Feb. 2, 1779. Jacob and Kezia had 
1. Jacob, 5 b. June 30, 1762. (Jacob Kendall, of Boston, m. Catherine 
Johnson, of "Woburn, Sept. 22, 1795. — Wob. Rec.) 

viii. Esther, b. Nov. 25, 1740. 

ix. Sarah, b. March 5, 1743 ; m. Reuben Kimball. Nov. 25, 1762. 

9. Jonx 4 Kendall {Nathaniel? John, 2 Francis 1 ), mar. Sarah Wyman, 
Nov. 12, 1754. He d. 1762. Sarah, his widow, was admitted member 
Woburn 1st church, Dec. 19, 1762. In settlement of his estate, 
Dec. 20, 1762, Sarah, his widow ; Nathaniel Kendall, his father ; 
and Sarah, Nathaniel, John, Mary and Peter, minor children under 
fourteen years, all of Woburn, are named. His widow married Wil- 
liam Bruce, of Marlboro', Oct. 25, 1764.f John and Sarah Ken- 
dall had : 
i. Sarah, b. April 20, 1755. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 14, 1756 ; accidental death, July 1, 1775. % 
iii. John, b. Dec. 5, 1758; m. Elizabeth. Both were admitted members 
Woburn 1st church (old Parish), July 1, 1787. He resided in the 
Second Parish, set off as the town of Burlinorton in 1799. Hed. Aug. 
18, 1843, aged 84 ; his wife Elizabeth d. Sept. 8, 1854, aged 90 y. 5 m. 
lid.— (g.s. Wob. 2d 13. G.) Had (per Woburn sources). 1. Eliza- 
beth, 9 b. Nov. 10, 1763. 2. Sally* (of John), d. Feb. 10, 1788, aged 
5 m. 3. Mary 6 (of John and Elizabeth), unm. d. March 1, 1830, aged 
35 (g.s. Wob. 2d B. G.). 4 and 5. Two daughters, 6 " died and buried 
first week in Oct. 1S01." — (Thompson's Diary.) 
iv. Mary, b. Nov. 11, 1760. 
v. Peter, b. May 1, 1762. 

• 1789, May 7, Fast Day, being very windy, " William Tay had his thigh broke," and 
was otherwise much bruised, " hv Jonathan Kendall's shed blowing down on him." — 
(Thompson's Diarv.) See Reg. xxxiv. 399. 

t See Locke J5oo&,43. Also [6, ii.J John and Peter Kendall had stones formerly in 
Woburn first burying (.'round, hut now eopn. 

t 1775, July 1. "John Kendall's e on Nathaniel, grandson to Nathaniel Kendall, was 
taken a p for dead, being hurt by Benjamin Edgcll's stallion; died in a day or two."— 
(.Thompson's Diary.) 

1885.] Pretended Letter of Increase Mather, 23 

10. Obadiaii 4 Kendall (Samuel, 3 TJiomas? Francis 1 ) , m. Elizabeth Miles, 
of Concord (at Lexington), Jan 27, 1756. — Lex. Bee. He died Nov. 
19, 1811, aged 86, and Elizabeth, his widow, died Oct. 3, 1822, 
aged 86 (gravestones Wob. 2d B. G.). He — admitted member 
Woburn 1st church, Sept. 27, 1767 — was chosen deacon of that 
church, Nov. 24, 1776, and was in the military service from Wo- 
burn before 1777, and again in that year (Sewall, 571). Had: 

i. Obadiah, b. Jane 15, 1757 ; m. Sarah Johnson, Sept. 5, 1782. He d. Feb. 
10, 1841, aged 84; and Sarah, his widow, d. Jan. 23. 1843, aged 81 
(g.s. Wob. 2d B. G.j. Hud I. Obadiah, 6 b. Dec. 26, 1784 ; d. Aug. 
14, 1826, aged 42 (<r.s. Wob. 2d B. (}.). 2. Sarah, 6 b. Feb. 7, 1787; 
m. John Johnson, April 22, 1813. 3. Josiah 6 b. March 30. 1789; m. 
Mary W. Russell, of West Cambridge [daughter of Josiah II. — see 
Cutter's Arlington, 2%). March 25. 1817; she d. June 19, 1818. aired 
20, and he d. July 1, 1819, aged 30 (g.s. Wob. 2d B. G.). 4. Samuel, 6 
b. Sept. 21, 1791; d. (of li canker rash ") Jan. 15. 1795. aged 3 y. 
4 m. (g.s. Wob. 2d B. G.). 5. Betsey, 8 b. Aug. 10. 1794; m. Ruel 
Johnson. April 28, 1817. 6. Hannah, 6 b. Sept. 7, 1796. 7. Samuel * 
b. April 30, 1800; d. ("youngest child") March 20, 1802, aged 2 
(g.s. Wob. 2d B. G.). 8. Joseph. 6 b. June 30. 1803; m. Lydia Da- 
rant, or Duren, Not. 23, 1826. He d. 1831. Had Joseph R., 7 b. May 
4, 1828. 

ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 8, 1764 ; d. February 22. 1768, aged 4 (g.s. Wob. 1st 

iii. Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1769; d. Dec. 11, 1787, aged 18 (g.s. }Yob. 1st 
B. G .).* 

Nathaniel Kendall, married Lucretia Wright, Nov. 9, 1815. Son 
of John [9. iii.]. 

Noah Kendall, married Lydia Richardson, May 17, 1821. Child 
died April 24, 1827, aged 9 days. 

John Kendall, 2d, of Burlington, married Lavinia Boutwell, of Wil- 
mington, Jan. 5, 1830. 

Mary R. Kendall, married James Boutwell. Aug. 4, 1830. James, 
married Sarah T. P2d wards, April 11, 1833. Lucy, married Joseph P. 
Garland, March 28, 1838. John B., married Lavinia Hart, May 2. 1839. 

Abigail Kendall, widow of Abijah ["late of Templeton "], died 
Jan. 3, 1838, aged 86. Gilman-H., son of Eli and Julia- Ann, died Au- 
gust 30, 1838, a<:ed 7 y. 24 d. Harriet-C, wife of Joel, died March 4, 
1839, aged 29.— Gravestones Woburn 2d B. G. 



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Increase Mather to M r Gou^e, Minister of y e English Congregation in 


Boston in New Ens; d 
S r the 9° of y e 10 th 16*3. 

I am obliged to you for your favour in writing to me by our Agents 
return e, which letter I have received and observe what you write concern- 
ing affairs in Eug d and how our friends are there wrongfully abused. I 

* 1787. Dec. 11. " Deacon Kendall's daughter Betty died." 13. "Betty Kendall bu- 
ried."— (Thompson's Diary.) 

24 Pretended Letter of Increase Mather. [Jan. 

am glad God has preserved our good freind Mr fferguson and sent him over 
to your side the water where their malice cannot reach him. Wee have 
(before yours came to hand) heard the great sufferings of severall of the 
Servants of the Lord, What you say, as to their intentions to Root out Gods 
word from amongst us. I will say with the Lords prophett David The 
righteous also shall see this & fear & shall laugh them to scorn. I am well 
assured of the Happiness of that great freind of Gods cause, the Lord of 
ShafTsbury, who you say dyed in our Good freind M r Keek's, if they could 
he should have certainly been cutt off by those evill doers, for they can now 
mould the Law as they please and make it their study mor to please meu 
then God. Corrupt are they and are become abominable in their wicked- 
nes there is none that doeth good. Jehovah looked down from heaven 
upon y e Children of men to see if there were any that would understand & 
seek after him. NO. All are seeking after vanity & have not god before 
their Eyes, truly I must say with you, never was any age so farr gone a 
whoring after their own lusts & pleasures, from the King that sitteth on the 
throne to the beggar. An unwise man doth not well consider this & a fool 
doth not understand it. It was a great greife to me to heare of y e death of 
the good L d Russell & how barbarously the Earl of Essex was murthered 
in the Tower. Wee may see with half an Eye what way they intend to 
drive poore Eng d : well, wee can only say with Holy David, Our God shall 
come & shall not keepe silence, there shall go before him a consuming fire, 
a mighty tempest shall be stirred up round about him, to whom wee will 
committ all our concerns. I thanke you for the care you have taken in 
getting me those prices in Readiness to send me by the next ship, pray lett 
me have the following bookes sent with them, the new covenant of Scot- 
land, Caryl upon Job, and Mr Owens last works, with some of your new 
Geneva prints that I may collect of- all to sweeten the milke to the pallats 
of these Good Christians who thanks be to God receive with cheerfulnes 
our Administration. I am glad to heare the Lord hath raised up a defend- 
er for his people in Hungary & I am certainly of opinion, the Lords work 
will be done by those Heathens & the Whore of Babylon shall fall — his 
late signes in the heavens did fortell such works. My prayers shall be 
continued for their victory, for certainly it is his will it shall be so. As to 
affaires in these parts, which you desire to have account of I shall tell you 
the same weeke our Agents arrive Randolph did also arrive with a sum- 
mons from y e King for our Charter ; the next day after he arrived was a 
sad tire, burnt down y e Richest part of the Town, which Some beleive was 
done by his meanes for a few days after he went out of Town or certainly 
bee would have ended his dayes thr° some of the tumultuous sufferers, hee 
has made it his busines to spread the King's declarations all about y e Coun- 
try & perswaded two Colonys to fall off from uniting with us. A Generall 
Court has been called here which hath been held 14 dayes. The Gov r and 
severall of Our Magistrates not regarding their Oath to God & the Coun- 
try Esteeming rather to please his Maj 7 have voted to surrender up their 
charter. But y e Deputy Gov r with severall other Magistrates & most of 
the house of Deputyes who feare God more than man, are for keeping our 
priviledges w ch is my opinion also, for I cannot understand why wee should 
give away what the Lord God hath afforded us : and what ende the event 
may bee, wee ought to stand by them with our lives & fortunes. Wee have 
had great encouragement from Eng d for severall good & worthy men 
amongst the Law Doctors have councelled us to stand it out at Law : which 
most give us hope wee shall be able to maintain : th° the charge be very 

1885.] Pretended Letter of Increase Mather. 25 

greate. But in England money will do much. This Randolph has been 
a mortall Enemy to our Country, and most say if hee had not often moved 
his Maj tie it would never have been his consern, for he was satisfied with 
our sending away the Commissioners which came over some years since. 
It has cost these poor people a great deal of money & if 2 or 3000 li will 
buye it off, wee have those who will give it. Wee have good freinds in 
England, who will largely contribute but dare not bee seen for feare of 
troubles. Wee expect great quautityes of our freinds to come over from 
England. God will certainly avenge the blood of his Saints and those who 
live shall see & feare our great Jehovah. Oh ! that wee may not bow the 
knee to Baal, Nor worship any Graven Image. Our God is y e great God & 
Jehovah is his Name, hee hath strengthened y e people in y e wilderness & 
made his power Known to the heathen : yet wee Know some that run a 
whoring after their own Inventions and fall off from our church. Oh ! that 
God would send a Daniell to interprett the visions which our King may 
dayly see in the heavens, least it bee said no more, beware, beware, but 
vengeance fall upon y e nation. I will say with John the Devine, here is 
wisdome, let him that has understanding count the number of the beast, for 
it is the number of a man and his Number is six hundred three score & six 
& God will certainely fullfill his sayings: Pray when you see M r fferguson 
give him my kind salutes : if hee continue his resolution of coming over nei- 
ther he may be sure of a hearty w r elcome, but I feare hee must be forced to 
chang his name for th° wee have power in our Charter to receive & protect 
who Hy for persecution sake as wee did Goffe & Whaly, yet wee feare that 
priviledge will be forced from us. God grant we may have the enjoym' of 
our heaveuly charter w r hich Jesus Christ has purchased for us and would 
also be demanded if some dare venture, but there wee should meet & the 
sheepe shall be known from y e goats. -But now a Jesuite is a Courtier, a 
servant and what you w r ill, So as hee be no Enemy of y e Court hee may 
bee any thing. Some report how that M r Oates is out of favour for discou- 
ering the popish plott, had hee but sworn for them hee had been a Bishop 
if S r Lionell Jenkin had pleased, this Comes to you by way of Barbadoes. 
A Jew going theither and so to your place, has promised to deliver it iuto 
your own hands — pray give my hearty respects to good Mr Kick to whom 
I will write by a ship that may saile about 3 weekes hence. M r Kicks sou 
is a hopefull young man, and one I dare say that fears the Lord, Ran- 
dolph returnes upon a ship which will sayle about 3 weekes hence. God 
will surely follow him wherever he goes, for hee has much prejudiced us. 
If hee should miscarry in his voyage it is Gods just Judgment. Pray let 
me heare from you by all occasions and let your prayers be constantly for 
us, as wee continually pray for you and for all the true servants of the 
Loid. I will conclude in saying, the Lord liveth and blessed be my strong 
helper and praised be the God of our Salvation Jehovah is his name, to 
him I committ you & in all sincerity am yours in Christ Jesus : 

J. M: Increase Mather, minister of y e second 
By way of Barbadoes — to my church in Boston .... 

worthy friend mr G in amsterdam. 

Mr Gouge, minister of y e English Congregation in Amsterdam. 

[The Rev. Increase Mather, in a letter to Joseph Dudley dated " Boston the 10 th 
of November 1684;*' and printed in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society," 4th Series, vol. viii. pp. 100-4, denies the authorship of this letter. The 
letter itself, and reasons for believing it a forgery, are printed in the same volume, 
pp. 104-10. The letter is there dated "3 th of Xth 1683," and Mather gives the 
same date to it. Can anything more be learned of its origin ?— Editor.] 
vol. xxxix. 3* 

2G New England Gleanings. [Jan. 


[Continued from vol. xxxviii. p. 81.] 

UNDER this head we shall publish such items as are furnished 
us containing references to the English residences of the settlers 
of New England. 


From MS. Copy of State Paper. 1 Dec. 1631. John Stratton, of Shat- 
ley, County of Suffolk, gent, and his associates granted 2000 acres upon the 
South of Cape Porpoise River. 

[There is a cultivated island called Stratton's Island to this day, off the 
coast of the new town of Old Orchard.] 

2 Dec. 1631. — Among the 13 grantees of 12.000 acres on the East of 
the River Agamenticus, the residences are given of Ferdinando Gorges, 
son and heir of John Gorges Esq. of London, Robert Norton Esq., Rich- 
ard Norton, gent., George Norton, of Sharpenhow, County Bedford, Rob- 
ert Rainsford, the younger, Seth Bull and John Bull, his son, and Dixie 
Bull, of London. 

4 Feb'y, 1622. — Mr. John Rossier, agent for Mr. Palmer and others 
merchants of Barnstaple, County Devon. 

28 Febr'y 1631.— Patent to Robert Aldworth and Giles Elbridge, of 
the City of Bristol, merchants — land near Pemaquid River. 

2 Dec. 1631. — Patent to Robert Trelawney and Moses Goodyear, of 
Plymouth, County Devon — land adjoining Casco River. 

Suffolk Reg. VII. 72. 4 June, 1688. — John Garde, discharge bill of sale 
of Ship " Exchange " to " my brother in law William Tetherly of Devon 
England, now in Boston." 

York Reg. 1. 1. — 22 Apr. 1641. " Nicholas Shapleigh of Kingsweare in 
the County of Deavon marcbant." 

lb. I. 4. — Gov. Edward Godfrey, of Acomenticus, conveys to his son land 
there, " in consideration of a Marriage already solemnized betwixt my sou 
Oliver Godfrey of Seale in the County of Kent of y e one Party & Mary 
Smith daughter of Richard Smith in y e County of Kent afores d Gent n of 
the other party," &c. &c. 

lb. I. 19.—" John Treworgy, of Dartmouth, merchant." 

York Reg. I. 212. — 30 Sept. 1659. Certificate by nine inhabitants "of 
the Borrough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardnes ; In the County of Deavon, 
that .Robert Champion, carpenter, sometyme Inhabitant in this Towne 
& late of Pishchataqua In the Colony of New England, lately died in New 

England " " that at the tyme of his death, hee had a wife & children 

& yett resident and Dwelling within this Burrough " ... that he had 
been absent " by the space of seaven yeares last past or there abouts " . . . . 
and later'gives the widow's name as " Elizabeth." 

1885.] New England Gleanings. 27 

lb. I. 104.— 2 July, 1664. Richard Foxwell of Black Point [Scarbor- 
ough] gentleman, and John Foxwell his son of same place, carpenter, sell 
one half in common of certain lands to " George Foxwell in the Citty of 
Exon In Deavon in England, merchant." 

lb. I. 123.— 20 June, 1622. " Margerett Taylor of Black Point [wife 
of George Taylor, planter] late widdow to Phillip Hinkeson of Sacoe fish- 
erman sometyms of the Towne of Habberton In the County of Deavon 
shyre," appoints " my beloved friend & Kinesman Peter Hinckson, fisher- 
man, in said County of Deavs." Attorney to demand & collect the rents 
of a certain tenement in said Hubbertou belonging to said deceased Philip, 
& hold and apply the same for the benefit of his two daughters " Saraih 
& Merribay lawfully begotten on the said Margerett & borne in Weddlock." 

lb. I. 97. , 1663. " John Glydd, son of John Glydd of liaison 

in the County of Sussex in England husbandman " binds-himself as an ap- 
prentice for eight years to Fran: Littlefield Senior of Wells. 

lb. I. 98. — 24 March, 1662. Agreement of Iudenture between Nicholas 
Frost and Thomas Orchard each of the City of Bristol — that the party of 
the second part should serve the party of the first part for five years after 
arrival at New England, & in consideration should have his passage out 
paid and meat, drink, apparel and lodging, and at the end of said term be 
paid according to the custom of the country. 

Communicated by William M. Sargent, Esq., of Portland, Me. 


Middlesex Deeds, in. 380.— Mch 22 1668. John Child "citizen & 
cloath worker of London." Agreement with Peter Noyes of Sudbury. — 
Thomas Noyes of Sudbury was in London 1656. 

Witnesses. W m Manning of Cambridge, John Long, 
Joss. Sansum \ Servants to 
Gabriel Boyell j W m Angell. 

Middlesex Deeds, III. 385. — Mary Noyes Exec 1 of Estate Thomas Noyes 
Dec 17, 1669 to Peter Noyes, lands in Old England in the hundred (?) of 
South, Parish of Andover, Tithing of Toxicott, called by name of Breaches. 

lb. XII. 508.— Indenture July 9, 1694, Richard Daniell of the Middle 
Temple, London (late of ^sesv England,) John Dalton, W m Daltou and & 

Dr. Dan 1 Cox (wife Rebecca) of London. Thomas Cooper of Boston 

lands in Billerica. 

Middlesex Probate Files. — Simon Shepard of Newfoundland, formerly 
of Budley, County Devon England. Administration 1696. 

lb. — Samuel Lawrence of St. Christopher. Administration 1741. 

Middlesex Files, No 26 (15). — Thomas Martin & wife Jane, of Marl- 
borough petition for permission to settle there — lost their house in London 
by the great fire — had friends in this country & in Marlborough where he 
was encouraged to set up his trade by being furnished with hides &c. 1675. 

Middlesex Files, No. 26 (11), 15. 4. 75. — Widow Gertrude Spencer asks 
for division of John Davis's house in Charlestown. Mr. Lines (Lynde) of 
Boston refused to appear in her behalf because the house did " belong to 
his brother Nathaniell Newgatte in London." 

28 .New England Gleanings. [Jan. 

Middlesex Prolate Files. — Daniel Foxcroft of Plaistow (near London) 
England. Administration 1741. Francis Foxcroft of Cambridge a brother. 

Jb. — James Cole of Bermuda. Guardianship of son James. 1741. 

Communicated by Francis E. Blake, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Suffolk Probate Records, Envelope 943. — We learn by testimony of 
Thomas Yow, that David Mathew of Boston, mariner, " was by Provi- 
dence killed by a fall of a tree in Virginia while he was there belonging 
to a sloop Abraham Blage." George Thompson also testified as to his 
death. Daniel Mathew, Boston, a brother, was appointed administrator of 
his estate February 27, 1677. 

Com. by the Rev. Anson Titus, of Amesbury, Mass. 


Boston Probate Records. — Sarah Hodgson, widow, of Boston, will pro- 
bated Oct. 23, 1767. Devises all her real and personal estate to her Bro- 
ther Mr. William Bellers of London in the Kingdom of Great Britain, 
Painter and Ann his wife, appoints Capt. Thomas Potts and Mr. William 
Crombie executors. Witnesses, Will m Story and Henry Alline jun. and 
Sarah [her X mark] Howard. 

Mrs. Hodgson was probably widow of James Hodgson, sadler, late of 
Boston dec. adm. on his estate July 16, 1756. 

Com. by Mrs. H. P. Poor, of Boston. 

Suffolk County Court Files. — (In the absence of any arrangement, the file 
and number cannot be referred to.) Indenture. John Irish of the Parish 
of Clisdon, County Somerset, Laborer to Timothy Hatherly of the Parish 
of St Gloves in Southworth, County Surry, as servant to Plymouth in 2s ew 
England, Apr. 10, 1629. Witness, Robert Winsor, Jr. 

Com. by Henry E. Watte, Esq., of West Newton, Mass. 


Salem Land Records, vol. 10. — Thomas Lovell S r of Ipswich about 74 
yrs of age swears he lived in Dublin in Ireland in 1639 in same house with 
Mr. William Bacon and Rebecca his wife who owned Humphrey Potter as 
her only brother, the only son of her father Thomas Potter, sometime 
Mayor of Coventry, Warwickshire, England. Mrs Rebecca Bacon came 
to N. E. with Thomas Lovell, and they three lived in Salem. Humphrey 
Potter was killed in the Massacre in Ireland, left one child, a daughter Ann, 
who was taken to Coventry, and thence sent over to Salem, where she mar- 
ried Anthony Needham. Anthony and Ann were present when this testi- 
mony was given 25 Dee 1694. 

Savage gives the facts in this document, but credits them to tradition. 

Com. by 0. P. Dexter, Esq., of New York City. 

1885.] Society for Propagating the Gospel. 29 


Letters of William Steele and Edward Cludd, 1652-3. 

Communicated by G. D. Scull, Esq., of Oxford, England. 

A Letter to y e Trustees att Drury House about some purposes. 

Honr d Gent 8 

Wee the Corporacon for promotinge the Gospel amongst the Heath- 
ens in New England beinge betrusted by the Parlyement (whom God hath 
pleased to make sensible of the worke of his grace begun amongst the 
Heathen Natives there) to study by all wayes and meanes how wee may 
answere the Trust cohlitted to us in advancinge the same, soe farr forth as 
wee sewe dyvine Provydence herein. And findinge itt will much depend 
not only uppon the free and voluntary Contrybucons of such whose hearts, 
God shall inlarge hereunto but allsoe in layinge out the same in the pur- 
chase of some Lands w ch might bee as a Constant and standinge Revenew 
for carryinge on the Worke, Have therefore thought good to represent our 
desires unto yo w (of whose williugnes and readynes wee have not the least 
jealousy, nor of the good effect will follow the same) that wee may have 
yo r favo r and furtherance in the buyinge of some delinq 1 Estate w ch shall ap- 
peare to bee cleare and free from Incumbrance to y e value of 350 u per 
Ann m in present possession or thereabouts, and that wee may have the same 
att a private Contract to which purpose wee have ordered our Gierke to at- 
tend yo w and when any such thinge presents itt selfe, to put in his Desires 
in the name of and for the use and benefitt of the said Corporacon, and 
Contract for the same accordingly, and whatsoever favo r yo w please to shew 
us heerin, will not only bee an acceptable service and Kindness done unto 
the Lord Jesus in those poore and withered Men but will allsoe obleidge 
us of the said Corporacon who are 

Yo r very frends and signed in 
Coopers-Hall and by the order of said Corporacon by 

London W m Steele 

27 November 1652 President of the, &c &c. 

Letter endorsed "ffor Itf John Hooper Gierke to the Corporacon for pro- 
motinge of the Gospell in New-England these dd. Cooper Hall." 

M r Hooper I have rec d yo" of the 18 th of January by w ch I p r ceave that 
it is the desier of the Corporacon for promotinge the Gospell in New Eng- 
land that I should acquaint thos Gent" that might bee Joyned w th mee, for 
the caryinge on of the Collections in this Countie of Nottingham. You 
may please to take this in answer thereunto, haveinge now obtayned the 
Consent of thes two to Joyne w* mee in that worke who are Honest men 
and of good report in o r Countrie, the one is W m Wightman of East Stoke 
Esquire I did not name him formerly but hee is A fitt man to assist in this 
Bussenes hee is in Commission for the peace of this Countie w ch doth oca- 
sion his meetinge and myne often together for the service of the Common 

* For an account of this society, see Register, xxxvi. 157.— Ed. 

30 Records of Winchester, JW. H, [Jan. 

wealth, and hee hath promised to Joyne w th mee to serve you in what he 
can. the other is Christopher Wilson Alderman of Newarke, whome I for- 
merly mentioned and to whom I desier you will direct all yo r ordours Con- 
ceminge this matter for that I owne is the Convenientest place for M r 
Whightman and my selfe to meete at in regard of o r severall Habitacons and 
from whence Alderman Wilson may advise us, of y r orders, as ocasion serv- 
eth. S r I pray present my service and best respects to thos Members of 
yo r Corporacon that you meete with all, is the desier of 

S r 
Norwood Parke Yo r freind & servant 

27 th January EDW d Cludd. 


Note. — Edward Cludd was one of the sixteen promoters of the Cor- 


Communicated by John L. Alexander, M.D., of Belmont, Mass. 

Continued from vol. xxxviii. page 407. 

Births — Continued. 

Children of Daniel and Rebeckah Smith 

Polly b at Dudley Oct 18 th 1767 Rebeckah b Feb 18 th 1769 Daniel 
b July 3 d 1773 Ebenezer b Apr 23 d 1775 Elijah b Apr l 3t 1779 Lu- 
cinda and Luther b Jany 7 th 1781 Sally b Jany 15 th 1784 William 
b May 27 th 1786 in Winchester 

Children of Capt William and Olive Humphrey 

Massey b July 18 th 1768 Joseph b Mar 20 th 1770 Julia b Mav 25 th 
1772 Susanna b Oct 26 th 1773 Oliver b June 17 th 1775 Eusebia b 
Feb 12 th 1777 Jonas b Apr 19 th 1778 

Children of Asahel and Hannah Jewell 

Elizabeth b Aug 29 th 1768 Leonard b Jany 18 th 1770 Hannah b 
Sept 21 st 1773 Asahel b Mav 16 th 1776 Rebeckah b Apr 24 th 1778 
Sarah b Apr 17 th 1780 Rufus b June 28 th 1782 Alvau b Oct 16 th 
1784 Achsa b Feb 3 1787 Esburn b Nov 23 d 1789 

Children of Arthur and Margarette Latham 

Arthur & Asa b July 4 th 1768 Benjamin b Jan 14 th 1770 Robert b 
July l at 1773 Jennette b Oct 17 th 1775 

Children of Benjamin and Mehitable Melvin 

Aaron b Aug 22 d 1768 Moses b Aug 20 th 1769 Mehitabel b May 16 th 
1771 Aaron b July 16 th 1773 Anna b Feb 14 th 1776 Mehitabel b 
July l rt 1778 Grata b July 2 d 1780 Benjamin b Apr 20 th 1782 Azu- 
ba b Oct 4 th 1784 James b June 24 th 1786 Susana b Oct 9 th 1790 

Children of Lieut Elijah and Susanna Alexander 

Elizabeth b Jany 27 th 1769 Susanna b June 28 th 1771 

Children of Seth & Hannah Alexander 

Hannah b Sept 25 th 1769 Eiias b July 24 th 1771 Grata b July 4 th 

1885.] Records of Winchester, iV". H. 31 

1773 Elijah b Feb 23 d 1775 Seth b mar 31 8t 1779 Elias b Jany 10 th 

1777 Content b May 10 th 1781 
Children of Nehemiah & Abagail Healy 

Abigail b Feb 23 d 1769 
Children of Francis and Rebeccah Vary 

David b July 2 d 1769 Elizabeth b June 4 th 1771 Francis b Nov 15 th 

1773 Asa b Nov 21" 1775 Luther b Mar 20 th 1778 Becca b mar 

26 th 1781 Daniel b Apr 11 th 1786 Thusa b Feb 26 th 1790 
Children of Stephen & Rachel Franklin 

Thankful b Nov 1 st 1770 Mary b Nov 14 th 1773 
Children of Joshua & Thankful Field 

Othniel b Apr 18 th 1771 Sarah Thankful b Nov 16 th 1773 Joshua b 

Sept 21 st 1775 Calvin b Nov 21" 1777 Paul b Apr 10 th 1779 George 

b June 12 th 1781 Rhodolphus b June 19 th 1783 
Children of Zebulon & Talitha Streeter 

Lucy b Jany 1771 Jesse b Oct 25 th 1773 Elijah b July 3 d 1775 

Children of Ziba & Kezia Ware 

Zenus b Feb 4 th 1771 Joel b May 30 th 1772 Betty b Mar 8 th 1774 

Ziba b Aug 19 th 1775 Kezia b Apr 29 th 1777 John b Feb 20 th 1779 

Hannah b Deer 23 d 1780 Jacob b Oct 5 th 1782 Joseph b May 27 th 

1785 Abagail b Apr 30 th 1787 
Children of Abisha & Sarah Carpenter 

Thomas b Oct 18 th 1772 Moses b June 4 th 1774 Elisha b mar 16 th 

Amos Adams b Aug 16 th 1773 in Wyoming Co Penn He was saved from 

the Indian massacre when a small boy 
Children of Nathaniel and Rachel Chase 

Reuben b May 5 th 1773 John b Aug 18 th 1776 
Children of Nathaniel & Mollv Lawrence 

Edmond b Apr 20 th 1773 "Molly b Nov 25 th 1774 Rhoda b July 29 th 

1777 Oliver b July 17 th 1779 "Nathaniel b June 3 d 1781 
Children of John & Mary Pierce 

Zemiah b Mar 17 th 1773 John b 17 th 1775 
Children of Samuel & Hannah Healy 

Martha b Aug 10 th 1773 Hannah b Apr 28 th 1775 Betsey b Mar 3 d 

1777 Samuel b Apr 1 st 1779 John b Jan 12 th 1781 Davis b Aug 

22 d 1782 Sally b Mar 22 d 1784 Sally b July 3 d 1785 Hannah b 

July 16J h 1786 Sally & Polly b Apr l 8t 1788 Electa b Aug 31 st 1790 

Asa b July 24 th 1792 Lucy b July 21 st 1794 
Children of John & Hannah Stearns 

John b Oct 13 th 1774 Hannah b June 27 th 1777 Nabby b July 3 d 

Children of Amos & Sibbel Willard 

Sibbil b Jany 7 th 1774 Paul b July 1775 

Children of Seth & Susanna Brett 

Nathan b June 21 8t 1775 Alpheus b Mar 19 th 1778 
Children of Samuel & Rememberance Heaton 

Rachel b Deer 11 th 1775 
Children of John & Sarah Higgins 

John b Sept 13 th 1776 Jacob Allen b Oct 11 th 1778 Seth b July 31* 

1782 Samuel b Oct 5 th 1785 Betsey b June 5 th 1788 

[To be continued. 1 . - „* 

32 The Great Storm, 1635. [J. 


By Charles Edward Banks, Passed Assis't Surgeon U. S. Marine-Hospital Service. 

THE great storm of August 15th, 1635, was the most violent aud de- 
structive hitherto experienced by the planters since the first settle- 
ment of the New England coast. 1 For a week previous the wind had been 
blowing hard from the south and south-east, 3 and " on Saturday morning 
[loth] about breake of day " 3 it veered around to the north-east, " and grew 
not by degrees, but came with great violence in the beginning to the great 
amazement of many." 4 It was a wind storm " with abundance of rain," 5 
and accompanied by some tidal phenomena which did great damage to the 
shipping and the fishing stages along the shores. 6 In one place there were 
two flood tides within as many hours, aud in another the tide " arose to 
twenty feet right up and down and made many of the Indians to climb into 
trees for safety ;" 7 but the forest could give them no protection. ' ; Many 
mighty trees were rent in pieces and others turned up by y e rootes," 8 wrote 
one observer ; while another more picturesquely said that " the tall young 
oak and walnut trees of good bigness were wound as withes by it." 9 None 
of the settlements along the coast escaped the ravages of this gale, 10 for in 
one place " it blew down sundry houses,' nl while in the next it f* uncovered 
divers others;" 1 * but the severest losses were suffered by the maritime in- 
terests. 13 Many vessels foundered at sea, and some at anchor were driven 
ashore with considerable loss of life. Thatcher's Island, at the head of 
Cape Ann, still perpetuates the remembrance of the wreck of Anthony 
Thatcher's " barke going from y e bay to Marvil head [Marblehead] plant- 
ers aud seamen therein to y e number of about 23 .... and all y e people 
therein perished except one man and his wife that were spared to report y e 
news ;" 14 and Pemaquid on our coast was the scene of another wreck, which 
created quite as much contemporaneous interest. The " Angel Gabriel " 
had just arrived from Bristol, England, with passengers, live stock and 
freight, after a voyage of six weeks, and dropped anchor at Pemaquid to 

I Young, Chronicles of Massachusetts, 48-5. "It was such a mighty storm of wind and 
rain as none now living in these parts, either English or Indian, had seen the like." [Mor- 
ton, Memorial, 112.] 

■ Winthrop, Journal, i. 165. 
* Mather, Journal, 28. 
4 Morton, Memorial, 112. 
6 Winthrop, Journal, i. 165. 

6 Trelawny Papers. 

7 Morton, Memorial, 112. "The tide rose at Narragansett 14 feet higher than ordinary, 
and drowned eight Indians flving from their wigwams." fWinthrop, Journal, i. 166.1 

8 Mather, Journal, 33. 

9 Morton, Memorial, 112. He says '* It blew down manv hundred thousands of trees;" 
but Winthrop is content to place the figure at " many hundreds." [Journal, i. 165.] 

10 Trelawny Papers. It was probabrV in this same storm that a house belonging to 
• Tucker, the tailor, was swept away by the sea from Smuttynose Island, Isles of 
Shoals, and carried entire to Cipe Cod, whe're it was hauled ashore, and a box of papers 
which was found therein made known whence it came. The family had just time to escape 
before the house was washed into the sea. 

II Winthrop, Journal, i. 165. 
M Morton, Memorial, 112. 

lJ Edward Trelawny writes from Richmond Island that they "also tasted of it, though 
not in y* Measure w*h others, vet to y e losse of one of o r Boates, w ch proue some hinder- 
ance vnto vs." [Trelawnv Papers.] 

l * Young, Chronicles of Massachusetts, 485. 

1885.] .Maverick's Description of New England. 33 

discharge her cargo. Her consort the " James," which had outsailed her, 
came to harbor at the Isles of Shoals at moonlight of the evening of Au- 
gust 14th, and the famous Richard Mather, the founder and progenitor of 
the decemuirate of Mathers, 15 who was a passenger, said he " slept sweetelr 
y l night till breake of day." 10 His experience in the storm that broke upon 
them was " very terrible and grievous," yet not fatal to life or injurious to 
the vessel, barring the loss of " three great ancres and cables ;" but the 
" Angel Gabriel " was " burst in pieces and cast away in y e storme, and 
most of y e cattell and other goods with one seaman and 3 or 4 passengers 
did also perish therein." 17 At least two score lives were lost in this kk sud- 
daine violent & moste fierce storme," 13 which nearly all contemporary wri- 
ters describe with dismay, 19 and to add to the supernatural character of the 
attendant phenomena, " the moon suffered a great eclipse two nights after 
it." 20 


Communicated by Hexry F. Waters, A.B., now residing in London, Eng. 

[The Committee on English Research of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society called attention in their last annual re- 
port to the fact that there were in England many important docu- 
ments relating to the American colonies, as well as manuscript maps 
hitherto unknown to historical investigators. They urged upon the 
society the desirability of having exact copies of them made now 
while we have in Mr. Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters an experienced 
American antiquary resident in London. This statement has been 
most strikingly verified by the recent discovery by Mr. Waters 
of the Winthrop map — one of the most valuable contributions yet 
made to our early colonial history — notices of which appeared in 
the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for June, 
1884, and in the Register for July, 1884 (xxxviii. 342). 

The manuscript "Description of New England/' which is here 
printed, is a still more important discovery. Though it bears nei- 
ther name nor date, there is internal evidence that it was written in the 
year 1660, after the return of Charles II., by Samuel Maverick, after- 
wards one of the king's commissioners. Maverick, when Winthrop 
and his company arrived, was settled at Nocklle'3 Island, now East 

15 Jenness, Isles of Shoals, 65. 

16 Mather, Journal, 28. 

17 Mather, Journal, 33. Mr. John Coggswell, a London merchant, bound for Ipswich, 
Mass., with family and servants, was anion? the passengers of the " Amrel Gabriel." He 
saved " severall Cask both of Dry Goods and provisions " and " a Good Quantity of Hous- 
hold goods both feather beds and Bedding and also a good quantity of brass and Pewter 
and also severall pieces of plate." [Ma^s. Archives, xxxix. 531, 53-5 (Judicial No-. 2, 1653 — 
1683), Coggswell vs. Cpggswell.] 

ls Trelawny Papers. 

19 Accounts are pn.-served by Winthrop (Journal, i. 164, 166), Mather (Journal, 33), 
Morton (Memorial, 112), Thatcher (Chronicles of Massachusetts, 485), and reference-; to it 
may be read in the Register, xxiii. 158, Ire lawny Papers, and Maine Hist. Coll., v. 217. 

20 Morton, Memorial, 112. 


34 Maverick's Description o/JVeic England. [Jan. 

Boston, and was known to have been here some years before. The 
date of his arrival in New England has hitherto been unknown. 
This manuscript gives it as 1624. Maverick was then about twen- 
ty-two years old. 

An account of New England by one of the first white men who 
ever settled on the shores of Massachusetts Bay, one of the f 'old 
planters" whom Gov. Winthrop found here, is certainly of extra- 
ordinary interest to all students of our colonial history. Its fortu- 
nate discovery emphasizes in the strongest manner the great impor- 
tance of the work which Mr. Waters is doing for us in England. 

This paper clears up many obscurities in our early New England 
history, and gives us definite information which we have long desired 
to obtain. It was probably presented to Sir Edward Hyde, 
afterwards Earl of Clarendon, who was then Charles the Second's 
Lord High Chancellor. It may be the paper referred to by Mave- 
rick in his letter to the earl, printed in the Collections of the New 
York Historical Society for 1869, page 19. That letter and 
others in the same volume should be read in connection with the 
present paper. They show the persistency displayed by Maverick 
in his efforts to deprive New England, and particularly Massachu- 
setts, of the right of self-government which had so long been enjoyed 
here. The same spirit is shown in his letters printed in the third 
volume of the New York Colonial Documents. The death of Mave- 
rick, which occurred between October 15, 1669, and May 15, 1676, 
did not bring repose to the people of Massachusetts. In the latter 
year a new assailant of their charter appeared in the person of Ed- 
ward Randolph (see Register, xxxvi. 155), whose assaults on 
their liberties did not cease till the charter was wrested from them, 
and the government under it came to an end May 20, 1686. 

The document here printed was read before the Massachusetts 
Historical Society by Mr. Hassam in October, 1884, and will ap- 
pear also in its Proceedings. — Editor.] 



Pemaquid. — "Westward from Penobscott (which is the Southermost Fort 
in Nova Scotia) fourteen Leagues of is Pemaquid in which River Alderman 
Al worth of Bristole, setled a Company of People in the yeare 1625, which 
Plantation hath continued and many Families are now settled there. There 
was a Patent granted for it by his Mat ie ": Royall Grandfath er and by vertue 
of that Patent they hold the Islands of Monahegan and Damerells Coue, 
and oiher small ones adjacent Commodious for fishing. 

S'ifjadahocke. — Three leagues distant from Damerells Coue is Sagadahocke 
at the mouth of Kenebeth River, ou which place the Lord Pohams people 
setled about fiftie yeares since, but soon after deserted It, and returned for 

1885.] Maverick'' s Description of New England. 35 

England ; I found Rootes and Garden hearbs and some old walles there, 
when I went first over which shewed it to be the place where they had 
been. This is a great and spreading River and runes very neer into Canada. 
One Captaine Young and 3 men with him in the Yeare 1606 went up the 
River upon discovery and only by Carying their Canoes some few times, 
and not farr by Land came into Canada River very neare Keheck Fort 
where by the French, Cap 1 Young was taken, and carried for fiiance but 
his Company returned safe and about 10 yeares since a Gentleman and a 
Fryer came down this way from Kebeck to us in New England to desire 
aide from us ag st the Mowake Indians who were and still are their deadly 
enemies; This River by reason of its nearnesse to Canada and some other 
branches of it tending towards Hudsons River; and a Lake of Canada afford 
more Beaver skins and other peltry then any other about us: On this River 
& on the Islands lying on the mouth of it are many families Scatteringly 
setled. Some attend wholly the trade with the Indians, others planting 
and raiseing a stock of Cattle and Some at the mouth of the River keep 
fishing. There was a patent granted to Christo: Batchelo r and Company 
in the year 1632 or thereabouts for the mouth of the River and some tract 
of land adjacent, who came over in the Ship named the Plough, and termed 
themselves the Plough Companie, but soon scattered some for Virginia some 
for England, some to the Massachusetts never settling on that land. 

Casco Bay. — Between e Sagadahocke and Cape Elizabeth lying about 7 
Leagues assunder is Casco Bay; about the yeare 1G32 there was a Patent 
granted to one Cap 1 . Christopher Lewett for 6000 acres of land which he 
tooke up in this Bay neare Cape Elizabeth and built a good House and 
fortified well on an Island lyeing before Casco River this he sold and his 
Interrest in the Patent to M r Ceeley M" Jope and Company of Plimouth, 
In this Casco Bay are many scattering Families settled. There was a 
Patent granted for this Bay some yeares since by the title of the Province 
of Ligonia to Collonell Alexander Rigby afterwards a Judge, and under 
this Goverment the People lived some yeares, till of late the Government 
of the Massachusits hath made bold to stretch its Jurisdiction to the midle of 
this Bay, and as lyeing in their way have taken in a dozen of Goverments 

Richmond Island. — There was long since a Patent granted to M r Robert 
Trelawny of Plymouth from Cape Elizabeth to Spurwinke River including 
all Richmond Isle, an Excellent ffishing place, His Agents for matter of 
Goverment long since submitted to the Province of Mayne, for which Prov- 
ince a Patent was long since granted to S r Ferdinando Gorges there are 
not many people in it, Those that are, are under the Goverment of the 

Black Point. — The next place inhabited is Black Point two miles from 
Richmond Island; For this a Patent was granted to Captaine Cammock 
whose successor M r Henry Joselin lives there now, and severall Families 
besides, they were under the Goverment of the Province of Mayne, but 
now Commanded by the Massachusits. 

Saco. — Three miles beyond this is Saco River abounding with ffish as 
Basse, Sturgeon and Salmond. The Northside of the River was granted 
by Patent to M* Lewis and Capt. Bonithan, and the Southside to on M r 
Richard Vines, upon this River are severall Families setled formerly under 
the Goverment of the Province of Majne and here was keept some time 
the Generall Court for that Province, but now Commanded by the Massa- 

36 Maverick's Descrijition of yew England, [Jan. 

Wells. — Three miles from Saco River are Cape Porpyes Islands a good 
flushing place, where are Several] Families setled, and 4 miles from thence 
is Wells a handsome and well peopled place Lying on both sides of a River, 
for which Place a Patent was long since Granted to on M* John Stratton 
but now Commanded by the Massachusetts. 

Bristol! now Torke. — About 12 miles further is the River Agomentine, 
for which. and the lands adjacent a Patent was (nere 80 yeares since) 
granted unto S r Ferdiuando Gorges, M r Godfrey. Alderman ifoote of Bris- 
toll myselfe, and some others, On the northside of this River at our great 
Cost and Charges wee setled many ffamilies, which was then called Bris- 
toll, and according to the Patent, the Goverment was conformable to that 
of the Corporation of Bristoll, only admitting of Appeales to the Generall 
Court for the Province of Mayne which was often keept there, but some 
yeares since the Goverment with the rest was Swallowed up by the Massa- 

Nlchiq}iiwanich. — About 3 miles from Agomentine is the River Pascata- 
way which is 6 miles from the mouth, It brancheth itselfe in two Branches, 
the South branch of which retaiueth the name of Pascataway the other 
Nichiquiwanich, on the Northside of this River there are severall Divisions 
of Land granted long since by Patents unto diverse persons as Cap 1 Mason, 
Cap' Griffith, M r Gardener and others, on which are severall persons setled 
for 12 miles togither. At the Falls of Nichiquiwanick 3 Excellent Saw- 
Mills are seatted and there and downward that side of y e River have been 
gotten most of the Masts which have come for England, and amongst the rest 
that admired Mast which came over some time last year containing neere 
SO Tunes of Timber (as I have been informed). 

Cochequo.—Ou the Sowth side of that Branch is a Creeke Cochequo, 
whereon at the head are 2 Saw Mills, and affoord good Masts, & Mutch Tarr 
hath been made on that Creeke side. 

Dover. — Belowe where the River parteth stands on a Tongue of Land 
the Towne of Dover, for which place and the land adjacent some gentlemen 
of or about Shrewsbury have a Patent. 

Oyster Creeke.— On the Northside of the South Arme is Oyster Creeke 
on which place are many people setled some Saw Mills and affoords yow 
Good Masts, and further up is another Saw Mill on Lamperell Creeke. 

Exeter. — Above this at the fall of this River Pascatoway is the Towne 
of Exceter, where are more Saw Mills, doune the Southside of this River 
are Farmes and other Stragling Families. 

Strawberry -Bank. Vie Great House $ Isle of Shonles. — Within 2 Myles 
of the Mouth is Strawberry Banke where are many Families, and a Minis- 
ter & a Meeting House, and to the meeting Houses of Dower & Exceter, 
most of the people resort. This Strawberry Banke is part of 6000 acres 
granted by Patent about y e yeare 1G20 or 1621, to M r David Thompson, 
who with the assistance of M r Nicholas Sherwill, M r Leonard Pomery and 
M* Abraham Colmer of Plymouth Merchants, went ower with a Considera- 
ble Company of Servants and built a Strong and Large House, enclosed it 
with a large and high Palizado and mounted Gunns, and being stored ex- 
traordinary with shot and Ammunition was a Terror to the Indians, who 
at that time were insulting over the poor weake and unfurnished Plant- 
ers of Plymouth. This house and ffort he built on a Point of Land at the 
very entrance of Pascatoway River, And haveing granted by Patent all the 
Inland bordering on this land to the Midle of the River, he tooke posses- 
ion of an Island comonly called the great Island and for the bounds of 

1885.] jSIaverich" s Description of JVew England. 37 

this land lie went up the River to a point called Bloudy Point, and by the 
sea side about 4 milles he had also power of Government within his owne 
bounds, Notwithstanding all this, all is at this day in the power and at 
the disposall of the Massachusitts. Two Leagues of lyes the Isle of 
Shooles one of the best places for ffishing in the land, they have built a 
Church here and maintaine a Minister. 

Hampton. — Eight Miles to the Southward of Pascatoway is a small 
River called Monoconock, on which River is a large Town called Hamp- 
ton, The inhabitants living weell by Corne and Cattle, of which they have 
great store, Ther was a Patent granted for this very place to Cap 1 Mason 
neare 40 yeares agoe & this was the first land the Massachusits stretcht 
there line over beyond there true bounds: For about 3 miles South of this 
place, at there first coming over they sett up a house and named it the bound 
House as finding it three miles from Meromack, the North bound of there 
Patent, and with this they rested contented for about 10 yeares. 

Salisbury New fy Old. — Seaven Miles to the Southward of Hampton is 
Meromack River, on the mouth of which on the Northside is seatted a Large 
Toune called Sallisbury, and 3 miles above it a Village called old Salisbury, 
where ther is a Saw Mill or two. The Commodities this Touue ait'ords 
are Corne, Cattle, Boards and Piper Staues. 

Haverell Andover. — Fouer Leagues up this River is Haverell. a pretty 
Toune & a few miles higher is the Toune of Andouer both these Tounes 
subsist by Husbandry. 

Newbury. — At the mouth on the southside of Meromack and upwards 
is seated the Towne of Newbury, the Houses stand at a good distance each 
from other a feild and Garden between each house, and so on both sides the 
street for 4 Miles or therabouts betweene Salisbury and this Towne, the 
River is broader then the Thames at Deptforcl, and in the Sumer abounds 
with Sturgeon, Salmon and other ffresh water fish. Had we the art of 
takeing and saveing the Sturgeon it would prove a verv great advantage, 
the Country affording Vinager, and all other Materialls to do it withall. 

In this Towne and old Newbury adjoining are 2 Meeting Houses. 

Rowley. — Three Miles beyound this Old Newbury is a large and popu- 
lous Towne called Rowley about two miles from the Bay of Agowame 
within land the Inhabitants are most Yorkshiremen very laborious people 
and drive a pretty trade, makeing Cloath and Ruggs of Cotton Wool, and 
also Sheeps wooll with which in few yeares the Countrey will abound not 
only to supply themselves but also to send abroad. This Towne abouudeth 
with Corne, and Cattle, and have a great number of Sheep. 

Ipswich. — Three Miles beyond Rowley lyeth Ipswich at the head of 
Agawame River, as farr up as Vessells cane come. It hath many Inhabi- 
tants, and there farmes lye farr abroad, some of them severall miles from 
the Towne. So also they do about other Townes. 

Wenham. — Six Miles from this Towne lyeth a Towne called Wenham 
seated about a great Lake or Pond which abounds with all manner of ffresh 
ffish, and such comodities as other places have it affordeth. 

Gloucester. — Between these two Townes there runes out into the Sea 
that noated head land called Cape Ann fower miles within the outermost 
head. There is a Passage cutt through a Marsh between Cape Ann Harbo r 
& Manisqwanne Harbour where stands the Towne called Glocester very 
comodious for building of shipping and ffishing. 

Manchester. — Fower miles Westward from Glocester, lyeth on the Sea 


38 Mavericlcs Description of Neio England, [Jan. 

side a small Towne called Manchester, there is a Sawmill and abonudance 
of Timber. 

Mackrell Sf Basse Cove. — About six miles from this Towne lyeth by the 
Sea side a Village Called Mackarell Coue, and a mile or 2 aboue on a 
Branch of Salem River lyeth another Village called Basse Coue, These 
two have Joyned and built a Church, which stands between them both ower 
ag ?t Salem. 

Salem. — On the South side of Salem River stands on a peninsula the 
Towne of Salem, setled some yeares by a few people befor the Patent of 
the Massachusits was granted. It is very commodious for fishing, and 
many Vessells have been built there and (excep' Boston) it hath as much 
Trade as any place in New England both inland and abroad. 

Marblehead or Foy. — Two miles below this Towne on the Southside of 
the Harbo r by the sea side lyeth Marblehead or Soy the greatest Towne 
for lushing in New England. 

Lynne. — Five miles Westward lyeth the Towne of Lynne along by the 
sea side, and two miles aboue it within the bounds of it are the greatest 
Iron works erected for the most part at the charge of some Merchants, and 
Gentlmen here resideing and cost them about 14000£, who were as it is 
conceived about six yeares since Injuriously outted of them to the great 
prejudice of the Country and Owners. 

Reading. — Three miles above the Iron TVorke in the Country is a pretty 
Towne, called Reading, which as all inland Townes doe live by Husbandry. 
The people have imployraeut also at the Iron work in digging of myne, 
and cutting of wood. 

Uumney Marsh. — Two miles from the Ironwork by the Sea side is a 
large Marsh called Ilummney Marsh and between that and Winnisime be- 
ing about 2 miles, There are many good farmes belonging to Bostone, 
which have a Metting House, as it were a Chapel of Ease. 

Winnisime. — Two miles Sowth from Rumney Marsh on the North side 
of Mistick River is Winnisiuie which though but a few houses on it, yet 
deserves to be mencond One house yet standing there which is the 
Antientest house in the Massachusetts Goverment. a house which in the 
yeare 1625 I fortified with a Pillizado and fiiankers and gunnes both belowe 
and above in them which awed the Indians who at that time had a miud to 
Cutt off the English, They once faced it but receiveing a repulse never at- 
tempted it more although (as now they confesse) they repented it when 
about 2 yeares after they saw so many English come over. 

Mauldon. — Two miles above Winnisime Westward stands a small Coun- 
try Towne called Mauldon, who imploy themselves much in ffurnishing the 
Towne of Boston and Charles Towne with wood, Timber and other 
Materials to build withall. 

Wooburne. — Fower or five miles above Mouldon "West is a more consider- 
able Towne called Wooburne, they live by ffurnishing the Sea Townes with 
Provisions as Corne and Flesh, aud also they ffuruish the Merchants with 
such goods to be exported. 

Charles Towne. — One mile from Winnisime crossing Mistick River is the 
Towne of Charles Towne standing on the Northside of the Mouth of 
Charles River, It Challengeth the second place of Antiquitie in the Massa- 
chusetts Government. It hath some considerable Merchants in it and many 
usefull handicraftsmen and many good farmers belonging to it. 

Cambridge. — Three miles aboue this stands on the same River the Towne 
of Cambridge in which there is a Colledge a Master and some Number oi 

1885.] Maverick's Description of JVew England, 39 

Students belonging to it; out of which there have come many into England, 
The Towne hath many great ffarrnes belonging to it. 

Water Towne. — Joyning to this is Watter Towne, a great Towne reaching 
by y e River Side two miles, and hath belonging to it very many and great 
ffarmes, about the uper end of this Towne are the Ifalls of Charles River. 

Concord. — Above Twelve miles above Watter Towne is an In-land Towne 
called Concord It lyeth on the River Meromack I conceive about 20 
miles above the first ffalis but good passing on it there in small Boats from 
place to place. They subsist in Husbandry and breeding of Catle. 

Sudbury. — About 4 or o Miles more Southerly on the same River is a 
Towne called Sudbury a very pleasant place, the River runing to & againe 
in it, In which I have seen Excellent ffishing both with hooks & Lvnes 
and Netts, They plant and breed Catle, and gett something by Tradeing 
w' the Indians. 

Nashoway. — About ten or twelfe miles aboue these Two Townes is a 
Countrey Towne called Nashoway first begun for Love of the Indians Trade, 
but since the frertility of y e Soyle and pleasantness of the River hath invited 
many more. There is Excelleut Salmon and Trout. 

Now we must returne to the mouth of Charles River againe or rather 
the entrance of the Bay of Massachusits, It hath three entrances, two of 
them difficult and dangerous without a good wind aud Pylot. The Souther- 
most called Nasascot in the usuall Charmed; w f in this Bay are 12 or 13 
pretty Islands between some of which yow must saile about 2 leagues be- 
fore yow come up to Boston Rode yow must passe within halfe a Cable 
lenth of Castle Island, on which is a ffort above and a strong Battery be- 
low, closs by High water marke. on this Island I conceive there be thirtie 
good Gunns. 

Boston. — Two miles aboue this Island is the Towne of Boston, the 
Metrapolis of New England lying pleasantly on a plaine and the ascending 
of a High Mount which lyes about the midle of y e plaine, The wholl 
Towne is an Island except two Hundred paces of land at one place on 
the Southside it is large and very populous. It hath two handsome 
Churches in it, a handsome market place, and in the midest of it a State- 
house. In the Towne are fouer full companys of ifoote and a Troope of 
horse On the Southeast side of the Towne on a little Hill there is a Fort, 
and under it a Batterie both having a dozen of Gunns or more in them, and 
on the Northeast side of the Towne there is a Battery of G Gunns com- 
manding the Rode and the entrance of Charles River, and on the tope of 
the Hill aboue the Towne and in the strats are severall good Gunns, The 
Towne is full of good shopps well furnished with all kind of Merchandize 
and many Artificers, and Trad's men of all sorts. In this Towne are kept 
the Courts of Election y e Generall quarter Court besids the Country Courts. 

Roxberry. — About two miles to the Southward of Boston is the Towne 
of Roxberry. The sea which surrounds Boston come3 on both sides of it. 
It is well seatted, for the Body of the Towne lyeth on both sides a small 
Rivolet of water. There are many considerable ffarines belonging to it, 
and by Farmeing is there most subsistance. 

Dorchester. — Two miles near east from this Towne lyeth Dorchester, 
which claimes the third dignity as being y e third Towne setled by the Eng- 
lish in the year 1630. They are a very industrious people, and have large 
bounds on w ch are many gallant Farmes, by these bounds runes the Massa- 
chusets River. 

JDedham. — And on Charles River stands the Towne of Dedham about 8 

40 Maverick's Description of New England. [Jan. 

Miles either from Boston or Roxberry, a very pleasant place and the River 
affoords plenty of good tfish In this Towne leiveth many Bisquett makers 
and Butchers and have Vent enough for their Commodities in Boston. 

Medfeild. — Five or six Miles from Dedham is a small in-laud Towne 
called Medifield handsomly seatted for Farming and breeding of Cattle. 

Braintrec. — Three or fouer miles Southward is a Towne once called 
Mount Wolaston, now Braintree. There was a Patent granted for a con- 
siderable tract of land in this place in the yeare 1632 or thereabouts to 
Cap 1 Wollaston and M r Thomas Morton. Wall as ton returned for England 
and Morton was banished, his house tired before his face, and he sent pris- 
soner to England but for what offence I know not who some yeares after 
(nothing being laid to his Charge) returned for New England, where he 
was soon after apprehended and keept in the Coraon Goale a whole winter, 
nothing laid to his Charge but the writeing of a Booke entituled New 
Canaan, which indeed was the truest discription of New England as then it 
was that euer I saw. The offence was he had touched them too neare they 
not proveing the charge he was sett loose, but soone after dyed, haveing as 
he said and most believed received his bane by hard lodging and fare in 
prison. This was done by y e Massachusetts Magistrate and the land by 
them disposed of. It subsists by raiseing provisions, and furnishing Boston 
with wood. 

Weymouth. — Two or three miles from hence Sowthward is y e Towne of 
Weymouth, wherein are some quantity of Inhabitants, & leive as their 
neibo rs who have commerce with Boston. 

Higham. — Three Miles from hence Easterly on the South shoare of Mas- 
sachusits Bay is the Towne of Higham a handsome Towne supplying 
Boston also with wood, timber, leather and board, Some Masts are had 
there and store of provisions. 

ffittt. — Three Miles further tending more to the East, at the very entrance 
into the Massachusetts Bay is the Towne of Hull, the Inhabitants of which 
leives well being by Water not above 7 Miles from Boston tho neare 20 by 

Three miles South from this place is the utmost somh bounds of the 
Massachusits Goverment and Terrtories. beyond which, they have not gone 
although they have gone soe farr beyond them to the Northward. 

Before I enter into Plymouth bounds I must say some- 
thing of this Goverment which hath ouertopped all the 

About the yeare 162G or 1627 there was a Patent granted by his Maty": 
Royali Father of ever blessed Memory to certaine Gentlemen and Mer- 
chants, for the Tract of land befor mencond, and power given them by the 
same to incorporate themselfes into a body pollitick the Governor and all 
other officers to be Annually chosen by the Majo r part of the inhabitants, 
ffreholders, As soon as the grant was confirmed, they chose here on M r 
Mathew Craddock Governo r and one Goffe deputy ; They forthwith sent 
over one M r Endicott, Governor* as deputy to rule over us the Inhabitants 
which had leived there long befor their Patent was granted, and some 
had Patents preceeding theirs, had he had pouer according to his will he 
had ruled us to y e purpose; But within two yeares after they sent ower one 
M r John Wiuthrope Governor and with him a Company of Assistants all 

* This word "Governor" was interlined over the word "as," and unfortunately no 
caret njark made to show its intended place. 

1885.] Maverick's Description of 2few England. 41 

Chosen here in England without the Knowledge or Consent of them that 
then leived there or of those which came with them. 

This Governo r and his Councill, not long after their Aryvall made a law 
that no man should be admitted a Freeman, and soe Consequently have any 
voyce in Election of Officers Civill or Military, but such as were first en- 
tered into Church covenant and brought Certificate of it, let there Estates, 
and accordingly there portion of land be never soe great, and there taxes 
towards publick Charges. Nor could any competency of Knowledge or in- 
offensivenesse of liveing or conversation usher a man into there Church 
fellowship, unless he would also acknowledge the discipline of the Church 
of England to be erroneous and to renounce it, which very many never con- 
descended unto, so that on this account the far great Number of his Majes- 
ties loyall subjects there never injoyed those priviledges intended by hi3 
Royall ffather in his Grant, And upon this very accompt also, if not being 
Joyned in Church ffelowship many Thowzands have been debarred the Sac- 
rament of the Lords Supper although of Competent knowledg, and of 
honest life and Godly Conversation, and a very great Number are unbap- 
tized. I know some neer 30 years old, 7 persons of Quality about 12 years 
since for petitioning for themselves & Neighbo rs that they might have votes 
in Elections as freeholders or be ffreed from publick Charge, and be ad- 
mitted to the Sacrament of the Lords Supper and theire Children to Bap- 
tisme as Members of the Church of England, and have liberty to have 
Ministers among themselves learned pious and Orthodox, no way dissonant 
from ye best Reformation in England, and desireing alsoe to have a body 
of Lawes to be Established and published to prevent Arbitrary Tiranny, 
For thus desireing these three reasonable requests besids imprissonement 
and other indignitys, they were fined 1000 11 , a Notw'standing they Appealled 
to England, they were forced to pay the same, and now also at great Charges 
to send one home to prosecute their appeall which proved to no Effect, 
That dismall Change falling out, Just at that time And they sending home 
hither one Edward Winslow a Smooth toungued Cunning fellow, who soon 
gott himselfe into Favo r of those then in Supreame power, against whom it 
was in vaine to strive, and soe they remained sufferers to this day. 

By what I have said it appears how the Major part of the Inhabitants 
are debarred of those Priviledges they ought to enjoy and were intended fo r 
them, How they -Esteem of the Church of England. How farr they owne 
his Matie as haveing any power over them, or their Subjection to him; 
This I know that not long after they arrived they defaced the Collou" which 
they brought oyer with them, being the English Redd Cross terming it a 
badge of the Whore of Babeloh. . 

And not long after haveing received a Report that his Mat ie intended to 
send a Generall Governo r over, and being informed by a Shallop that they 
had seen a great shipe and a smaller one goe into Cape Ann Harbo r about 
8 Leagues from Boston There was an Alarme presently given and early in 
the Morning being Sabbath day all the Traine Bands in Boston, and Townes 
adjacent were in Armes in the streets and posts were sent to all other 
places to be in the same posture, in which they continued until 1 by theire 
scouts they found her to be a small shipe of Plymouth and a shallope that 
piloted her in, The generall and Publick report was that it was to oppose 
the lauding of an Enemie a Governo r sent from England, and with this 
thej' acquanted the Commanders. 

And about the year 1C3G one Brooks hearing one Evers to vilifie the 
Goverment of England both Civill and Eclesiasticall, and saying that if a 

42 Maverick's Description of Xew England. [Jan. 

General! Governed were sent over he would kill him if he could, and he 
knew the Magistrals would bear him out in it, of which Brooks complaining 
by way of Information, the matter was handled that Evers had nothing said 
to him, and Brookes forced to escape privatly for England 

They also in the yeare 1646 & 1617 sulfered a ship the Mary of Bristoll 
then standing out for the Kings Majestic to be taken by one Stagg haveing 
a Commission from the Parliament, and conveyed away although they had 
promised them a protection. They also Ordered the takeing downe of the 
Kings Armes and setting up the States, & the like by the Signe of the 
Kings head hangiug before the doore of an Inne. And when that unhappy 
warr was between King and Parlia t they compelled every Commander of a 
Vessell that went out from thence to enter into Bond not to have any Com- 
merce with any place then holding out for the King, and in opposition to 
the then pretended power in England, Nor was there ever any Oath of 
Alleageance offered to any, but instead thereof they have framed two Oathes, 
which they impose on those which are made free. The other they teiine 
the Oath of ffidelitie, which they force all to take that are above 16 yeare3 
of age, a Coppy of it is as followeth — 

I. A. B. by Gods providence beiug an Inhabitant within the Jurisdiction 
of this Comou Wealth doe freely and sincerely acknowledge myselfe to be 
subject to the Goverment thereof. I doe hereby swear by the great and 
dreadfull name of the ever liveiug God, that I will be true and Faithf'ull to 
the same, and will accordingly yeild assistance thereunto with my persou,. 
Estate, as in equity I am bound And will also truly endeavo r to maintaine 
and preserve all the Liberties and priviledges thereof. Submitting myselfe 
unto the wholesome Lawes made and established by the same. And 
further that I will not plot or practize any evill against it or consent to any 
that shall soe doe But will timely discover and reveall the same to Law- 
full Authority now here established for the speedy preventing thereof. So 
Help me God in Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

By this it may be judged what esteeme they have of the lawes of Eng- 
land, swearing theire subjects to submite to lawes made only by themselfes, 
And indeed to Alleage a Statute Law of England in one of their Courts 
would be a ridiculous thing, They likewise long since fell to coynins: of 
monies, melting downe all the English Coyne they can gett, every shilling 
makeing 15 d in their monies, And whereas they went over thither to injoy 
liberty of Conscience, in how high a measure have they denyed it to others 
there wittnesse theire debarring many from the Sacraments spoken of be- 
fore meerly because they cannot Joyne with them in their Church-ffellow- 
6hip, nor will they permitt any Lawfull Ministers that are or would come 
thither to administer them. Wittness also the Banishing so many to leave 
their habitations there, and seek places abroad elswhere, meerly for differ- 
ing in Judgment from them as the Hutchinsons and severall families with 
them, & that Houb le Lady the Lady Deborah Moody and severalls with her 
meerly for declareing themselfes moderate Anabaptists, Who found more fa- 
vour and respect amongst the Dutch, then she did amongst the English, Many 
others also upon the same account needless to be named, And how many 
for not comeing to theire assemblies have been compelled to pay 5 s a peece 
for every Sabbath day they misse, besides what they are forced to pay 
towards the mantenance of the Ministers, And very cruelly handled by 
whipping and imprissonment was M r Clark. Obadiah, Holmes, and others 
tor teaching and praying in a private house on the Lord- day, These and 
many other such like proceedings, which would by them have been judged 

1885.] Mavericlcs Description of New England, 43 

Cruelty had they been inflicted on them here, have they used towards others 
there; And for haugiug the three Quakers last yeare I think few approved 
of it. 

There are or will come unto the Hou ble Councell many Complaints against 
them, I shall say no more but come to 

The Discription of Plymouth bounds. 

Connahassett. — It begins where the Massachusets ends. Three miles to 
the Southward of the Massachusets Bay, where (neere by y e sea side) there 
stands a Village called Connahasset eight miles further there is a small 
River comes out, and a reasonable harbour at the mouth of it. 

Scytuate. — On both sides is a Towne called Scytuate. 

Greenes-harbour. — From Scituate by ye sea side is a considerable Town 
called Greens Harbour, a Towne well meadowed & good farmes belonging 
to it. It is 7 miles from Scytuate. 

Duchsbury. — Seauen or eight miles from this Towne is Ducksbury which 
is also a good plantation and affords much provision, which they sell at 
Boston for the most part. 

New Plymouth. — Three or Fower miles Southward of this is ye Towne 
of New Plymouth whence the Goverment took its Denomination This 
place was seated about y e yeare 1620 or 1621 by a company of Brownists, 
which went formerly from England to Amsterdam, and not beeing able to 
live well there, they drew in one M r Weston, and some other Merchants in 
London to Transport them and their Famelies into those Westerne parts ; 
They intended for Virginia, but fell with Cape Cod als Mallabar, and gott 
into the Harbour of it, and finding it not fitt for Habitation, sought further 
and found this place and there settled liveing extream hardy for some 
yeares and in great danger of the Indians, and could not Long have sub- 
sisted, had not Plymouth Merchants settled Plantations about that time at 
Monhegon and Pascattaway, by whom they were supplyed and the Indians 
discouraged from assaulting them It is a poor small Towne now, The 
People being removed into Farmes in the Country. 

Sandwich. — Eighteene Miles more Southerly from Plymouth is a good 
Towne called Sandwich a Towne which affords good store of Provisions, 
and some yeares a quantity of Whalebone made of Whales which drive up 
dead in that Bay. 

Barnstable. — Twelve Miles from Sandwich is Barnstable a Towne much 
like it and affords the same Comodities. 

Yarmouth. — Seaven miles from Barnstable south east is the Towne of 
Yarmouth, much like the former, and had in it as the rest have good farmes 
about it, and sometimes also good benefite by drift Whales. 

Billingsgate. — Six miles east of this Towne is Billingsgate which lyes in 
y e Southeast nooke of Cape Codd Bay, and from thence to the Sea on the 
South side of the s d Cape, it is a very litle way whereas to goe about is 
neare 20 Leagues which in tim will make it more convenient for Trade. 

Almost South some what Westerly from Billingsgate is Natuckett Island 
on which many Indians live and about ten leagues west from it is Martines 
Vinyard, whereon many Indians live, and also English. In this Island by 
Gods blissing on the Labour, care and paines of the two May hews, father 
and sonn, the Indians are more civilized then anywhere else which is a 
step to Christianity, and many of them have attained to a greate measure 
of knowledge, and is hoped in a short time some of them may with joy & 
Comfort be received into the Bossome of the Church, The younger of 
those May hews was drowned comeing for England three yeares since, and 

44 Maverick's Description of l?ew England. [Jan. 

the Father goes on with the worke. Although (as I understand) they 
have had a small share of those vast sumes given for this use and purpose 
of y e Revenues of it It were good to enquire how it hath been disposed 
of I know in some measure or at least suspect the bussines hath not been 
rightly carryed. 

Rhode Island. — From this Island to Rhode Island is about Seaven 
Leagues west, This Island is about ffouerteen miles Long, in some places 
3 or 4 miles Broad, in other lesse. It is full of people haveiug been a re- 
ceptacle for people of severall Sorts and Opinions. 

Warwick Providence. — There was a Patent granted to one Coddington 
for the Goverment of this Island, and Warwick and Providence two Townes 
which lye on the maine, And I think they still keepe a seeming forme of 
Goverment but to litle purpose, none submitting to Suprearn Authority but 
as they please. 

Rehobah. — Some three miles above Providence on the same River, is a 
Towne called Rehobah, and is under the Goverment of New Plymouth, a 
Towne not dispicable. It is not aboue 40 Miles from Boston, betweene 
which there is a Comone trade, carrying & recarrying goods by land in Cart 
and on Horseback, and they have a very fayre conveyance of goods by 
water also. 

Taunton. — About ten miles from this eastward is Taunton lying on 
another River within Rhode Island about 20 Miles up, It is a pleasant 
place, seated amongst the Windings and turnings of a handsome River, and 
hath good conveyance to Boston by Cart not being above 30 Miles assunder, 
here is a pretty small Iron-worke, & is under New Plymouth Government. 
Pequate. — Haveing gone through New Plymouth Goverment we come 
next to Connecticot Goverment. The first that was under this Goverment 
was Pequate, betweene w ch and Rhods Island it is above 18 leagues, 
In the faire Narragansitt Bay, and diverse fine Islands 
Fishers Island. — Before the Pequate River lyes Fishers Island, on which 
some people live, and there are store of Catle. This Pequat Plantation 
will in time produce Iron, And in the country about this is a Myae of 
Black Lead, and supposed there will be found better if not already by y e 
industry of that ingenious Gentleman M r John Winthrop. It hath a very 
good Harbour, farr Surpassing all there about Connecticot River mouth to 
Pequate it is about eight Leagues. 

Saybrooke. — On the South-west side of the entrance of this River stands 
Saybrooke and Saybrooke Fort, a haudsome Dlace and some Gunns in the 

Metaboseck. — Fifteene Leagues up the River on the same side is the 
Plantation of Metaboseck, a very good place for Corne and Catle. 

Wither feild. — From Metaboseck to Withe rsfeild a large & Populous 
Towne, it is about 9 miles. 

Hartford. — From Withersfield to Hartford the Metropolis of the Gover- 
ment, it is about 3 Miles, it is a gallant Towne, and many rich men in it 

Windsor. — From Hartford to Windsor 9 Miles, this was the first Towne 
on this River, settled first by people issueiug from Dorchester in the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay about the year 1636 

Springfeild. — From Windsor to Springfield about 12 miles, and the first 
falles on Connecticot River are betweene these two Townes, This is the 
Massachusetts bounds. 

And above Springfeiid 8 Miles is another Towne at first Intended but for a 
tradeing house with the Indians, but the gallant Land about it bath invited 

1885.] Stavericft 's Description of 2Tew England. 45 

men to make it a Toune This Connecticott River is o great River before 
y* Towne bigger then the Thames above bridge, This Towne is also in 
the Massachusetts bounds and under its Government although 8 Miles from it 

Guilford. — Now we must returne to the Mouth of the River and so along 
by the sea side; and first from Saybrooke to Guilford 12 Miles. 

Tocott. — From Guilford to Tocott Miles. These two Townes are under 
Newhaven Government 

Newhaven. — From Tocott to Newhaven it is 7 Miles. This Towne is 
the Metropolis of that Government, and the Goverment tooke its Name from 
this Towne; which was the first built iu those parts, many stately and 
costly houses were erected the Streete layd out in a Gallant forme, a very 
stately Church; but y e Harbour proveing not Coraodious, the land very 
barren, the Merchants either dead or come away, the rest gotten to their 
Farraes, The Towne is not so glorious as once it was. 

Milford. — From Newhaven to Milford it is about 10 Miles, This Towne 
is gotten into some way of Tradeing to Newfoundland, Barbados, Virgiuia, 
So also hath some other Townes iu this Goverment. 

Now in Course comes in againe some 
Townes in Connecticott Goverment 

Stratford. — From Milford to Stratford about 4 Miles 

FairfeAld. — From Stratford to Fairfeild about 8 Miles 

Norwock. — From ffairfeild to Norwock about 1-4 Miles and this Towne 
with those last named are in Connecticott Goverment. I suppose this 
skipped over Newhaven, being they came from those Townes in Connec- 
ticott River. 

Stamford. — From Norwock to Stamford 8 Miles 

Greewich. — From Stamford to Greenwich miles, these two last 

Townes are under Newhaven Goverment, and there was another place be- 
gurm aud much done in it, but the Dutch came and tooke it by force, and 
since the people of this Towne call it New Chester, 

There are some Townes on Long Island which have come some under 
the Goverment of Connecticot, and some of Newhaven; We are now come 
about 25 Miles within the Dutch plantation, which before I speake of 
I shall runn over ye plantations on Long Island, and shew under what Gov- 
erment they are begining at the west end. The Island conteanes in Lenth 
about 150 Miles, aud lyes not farr from the Mayne, especialy at the west 
end where it is very narrow, The plantationes are all on the inside, the 
Sea board syde being a dangerous Coast and no Harbour at all on that 

Within a few Miles of the West end over against Manhata, which is the 
Dutch's Chiefe Towne is seated Gravesend, most English, the Lady Moody 
being the first Setler, Some Dutch there are, and all under the Dutch 

, Then Mispach kell ~\ 

Then Midleburgh als New Towne | These Townes are 

Then Vlishing V under y e Dutch 

Then Hempsteed | Government 

Then another Towne by the Dutch name J 


46 MavericTcs Description of jS T eiv England. [Jan. 

Then follow to the Northward 

First Oyster Bay under Newhaven Goverment 

Huntington not submitting to any Goverment ] m -r. 

rr . = , T ., 7, , ./. . These Iowne3 

Then Sotocot Likewayes submitting to none I , , 

Nex* Southampton under Newhaven Goverment f e *V. JL . 

Nex 1 South-hole also under Newhaven * ° 

Then crossing a Bay but 12 Miles (but to round it, it is much more) 
is Northampton. This Towne is under Connecticott Goverment. And 
then Easthampton under no Goverment 

I suppose these two Governments of Connecticott, and Newhaven, are 
only by Combination, I never heard of any Patent they have, and they 
are also in Confederate with the Massachusetts, and New Plymouth, each 
of these 4 Governments annually choosen two Comissiouers to meet and 
Consult as occasion may serve; their power lasting for one yeare. These 
meettings prove chargeable, and as it is conceived of many of no great use. 
Tis well knowen the Dutch plantation had been taken by those two 
Southerne Collonies helpe, and the English on Long Island when Majo* 
Sedgwick was sent to take it who putting back for Fvall news came by one 
of his Fleet that his designe was for that place; These afforsaid Comis- 
sioners mett at Boston, where some weeks were spent in Contest betweene 
the Commissioners of the two Southerne and Northern Collonies. Those 
of the South Colonies were for proceeding with expedition on the designe, 
The Comissiouers of the North were dayly crying out for Orders or leave 
to goe on. But those of Plvmouth being Mungrell Dutch, and some of 
the Grandees amongst them haveing a sweet trade with the Dutch or debts 

© © 

oweing to them, from them; And those of the Massachusetts haveing some 
other by-reason for it so long held out the dispute till it was to late the 
peace being concluded. 

There lye between this Long Island and the Mayne several! Islands, 
the most Considerable is Shelter-Island, about 8 miles in lenth and three in 
breadth. This belongs to Collonell Thomas Midleton and M r Silvester, 
on w r hich they have some people & store of Catle. 

Another considerable Island lyes by it of about 6 Miles in Lenth, and 
three in Breadth. 

Now before I come to speak of Hudsons River, I shall most humbly de- 
sire the Hon ble Councill to take it in consideration the great benefits and 
profitts. which may redound to the English by these Westerne Colonies if 
well managed. Of their present condition I have given a breife accompt 
in my foregoing Relation, being my observations which for severall years 
I have spent in America, even from the year 1624 till within these two 
yeares last past: 

For Newfoundland, it is well known what a great Number of Shipps and 
Seamen have been there imployed annually I dare averr it hath bredd 
more Seamen then any Trade the English ever medled withall & what 
profitts the Owners and Merchants have gott by that Trade is unvaluable, 
And if a course* were taken we might now have salt from the English 
Collonies in the West Indies, and provision from New England to carry on 
a greatt part of the designe. and on better termes then out of Europe. 

On all the Coasts of Canada from Cape Britton to Cape Sable is Excellent 
fishing and full of good Harbours 

On the Coast within Cape Sable, as in Nova Scotia, Port Royal], and 
those other fforts now in possession of Collonei Temple is mutch Beaver & 
other Peltry gotten, and more might be if fully Stocked 

1885.] Maverick's Description of yew England. 47 

And for the Southern part of New-England, It is incredible what hath 
been done there 

In the yeare 1626 or thereabouts there was not a Neat Beast Horse or 
sheepe in the Countrey and a very few Goats or hoggs, and now it is a 
wonder to see the great herds of Cade belonging to every Towne I have 
mentioned, The braue Flocks of sheepe, The great number of Horses 
besides those many sent to Barbados and the other Carribe Islands, And 
withall to consider how many thousand Neate Beasts and Hoggs are yearly 
killed, and soe have been for many yeares past for Provision in the Coun- 
trey and sent abroad to supply Newfoundland, Barbados. Jamaica, @ other 
places, As also to victuall in whole or in part most shipes which comes 

Betweene the years 1626 and 1633, Indian Corne was usually sold at 
10 s or 12 s the Bushell, now not esteemed worth 2*. Beefe and Porke then 
Brought from England and Irland sold at excessive rates. 

At that time all the Houses there, except three or fower at New Ply- 
mouth, and those which I had could not be valued worth 200 lb , and now to 
behold the handsome Houses & Churches in so many Townes as I have 
named is a wonder, And the place in which Boston (the Metropolis) is 
seated, I knew then for some yeares to be a Swamp and Pound, now a 
great Towne, two Churches, a Gallant Statehouse & more to make it com- 
pleate, then can be expected in a place so late a wilderness. 

And wheras about the time before mentioned wee could not make in 
all three Hundred men in the whole Couutrey, those scattered a hundred 
and fnftie Miles assunder, Now almost every Towne which I have named 
is able to bring into the feild a full Company of Foote and some Horse, 
some Townes two or three Companyes compleate with Horse proportionable 
and Boston more 

And the great abundance of English Fruite, as Apples, Pears. Apricocks, 
Plumbs, Cherries Musk-Mellons, Water-Mellons &c. is not to be beleeved 
but by those that have seene it . 

And about those times also there were not within the now Great Gov- 
ernment of the Massachusetts above three Shallops and a few Cannoes, 
Now it is wonderfull to see the many Vessels belonging to the Country of 
all sorts and seizes, from Shipps of some reasonable burthen to SkirTes 
and Cannoes, many other great Shipps of Burthen from 350 Tunns to 150 
have been built there, and many more in time may be, And I am confident 
there hath not in any place out of so small a number of People been raised 
so many able Seamen and Commanders as there hath been. 

Now we returne to Hudsons River, in the mouth of which lyeth y c Island 
Mahatas, on which stands now Amsterdam in the Latitude of- 41 -degrees 
and about 41 Leagues up the River is their Fort Oranja in the Latitude of 
42 & J or thereabouts 

I. have alwayes understood that the first Setlement of the Dutch there 
was about the yeare 1618, @ were then a very considerable Number, and 
long after. And this was as I conceive some yeares after King James had 
granted all the lands and Islands betweene the Latitude of 40 degrees to 
48 North Latitude, unto a Company established at Plymouth in Devon 
then nameiug it New-England, so that Mahatas lyes a full degree within 
y e bounds of New England; and Fort Oranja their prill 1 place both for 
Trade with the Indians @ for Husbandry it lyeth two full degrees and an 
halfe within the bounds of New England 

And about the year 1629 or 1630 Theire Title to it being in question a 

48 Church Records of Farming ton, Conn. [Jan. 

rich ship comeing from thence was seized on at Plymouth, as some now 
here can testify, which shipp and jjoods (as they say) was delivered up on 
the Dutch relinquishment of any Title they had or might have to the said 
Hudsones River And this seemes to be true, for in or about the year 
1632 or 1634, a shipp set out from hence by M r Clobery & Dellabar and 
others for New England, with passengers & goods & had also a Commission 
from his Mat ie ': Royall Father to sail e unto Mahatas @ as farr up into the 
River towards Fort Oranja as they could goe, and there trade with the 
Natives; which they did without any opposition, as the Masters yet liveing 
can testifie 

From the uttermost part of Hudsons River to the North Cape of Dela- 
ware Bay, is somewhat above 20 leagues, and from this Cape to the en- 
trance of the River is about 12 Leagues. 

Here the Sweedes some yeares since built a Fort and five Leauges above 
that a Sconce, and three Leagues above that another Fort, and 2 Leagues 
above that another. 

And hereabout the River trends away so much easterly that betweene 
that @ Hudsons River it is not above 30 Miles. In this River hath been 
seated some English Familes, but outed by the Dutch or Swedes. 

For this place there was some yeares since a Patent granted to S r Edmund 
Ploydon, but by whom I know not, nor what is become of him or his 

The entrance of this River is in 40 degrees And now I am come to 
the utmost Southwest bounds of New England which is a Country wherein 
the Rivers and Pounds affords variety of Fish and Beaver in Great 
abundance, The earth brings forth plentifully all sorts of Graynes, also 
Hemp @ fflax, The Woods affords store of good Timber for building of 
shipps Masts. Also Pitch and Tarre, The bowels of the earth yeilds ex- 
cellent Iron Oare, and no doubt other Metalls if searched after. 

Egerton MSS. 2395, ff. 397-411. 


Communicated by Julius Gay, Esq., of Farmington, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. xxxviii. page 413.] 

The records printed in the last volume of the Register, with the ex- 
tracts in vols. xi. xii. and xiii., are contained in a vellum covered book, o£X 
4 X J inches in size. For the convenience of any who may wish further 
knowledge of this tangle of microscopic writing, I will say that all the con- 
tents of the book have now been printed except the following: 

1. A description of lands in Hartford. 

2. A catechism. 

3. Rules for the admission of members. 

4. Votes about introducing the " regular way of singing/' some account 

of which may be found in the Register, x. 311. 

5. A very lengthy exposition of the covenant attributed to Rev. Thomas 


6. Cases of discipline. 

7. Formula assented to by those who "owned the covenant" but were 

not admitted to full membership. 

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8. Votes regarding the baptized children, the observance of Sunday even- 

ing and church expeuses and accounts. 

9. Removal of members to Mattatuck. 

The nextr church records known to be in existence are those of Rev. 
Timothy Pitkin, covering seven loose sheets of foolscap paper. 

Baptised Abigail Dr. of Abe! Hawley. ' 
Baptised Hannah Dr. of Nath 1 Wadsworth. 
Baptised Ezra Son of Ezra Warner. 
Baptised Solomon Son of Solomon Cowles. 
Baptised Lucina Daughter of Roger Hooker. 
Baptised Anna Daughter of Isaac Bidwell. 
Baptised Elizabeth Daughter of John Clark. 
Baptised Sybbil Dr. of Thomas Warner. 
Baptised Elizabeth Dr. of Peter Judson. 
Baptised Isaac Son of Gideon Belding. 
Baptised Oliver Son of Timo. Stanly. 
Baptised Huldah Dr. of James Thomson. 
Baptised Sarah Daughter of Hezekiah Wads worth. 
Baptised Eliasaph Son of Stephen Dorchester. 
Baptised Lucy Dr. of James Hickcox. 
Baptised Benjamin son of Elisha Denning. 
Baptised Hannah Daughter of Dan 11 North. 
Baptised James Son of Ebenezer Hawley. y 
Baptised Martin Sou of Elisha Hart. 
Baptised Jesse Son of John Porter. 
Baptised Esther Dr. of Ezekiel Carrington. private. 
Baptised Elijah son of Daniel Thomson. 
Baptised Hannah Dr. of Ephraim Allen, 
also Azubah Dr. of Ephraim Allen. 
John Son of sd. Allen. 
Baptised Asa Son of Jn° Barns. 
Baptised Rl oda Dr. of Eli Andrass. 
Baptised Amos Son of Jehiel Parmale. 
Baptised Anne Dr. of James Cowles. 
Baptised Asa Son of David Hart. 
Baptised Abigail Dr. of James Woodruff. 
Baptised Sarah Hart, Dr. of Elijah Cowles. 
Baptised Abijah Son of Timo. North. 
Baptised Olive Dr. of Mary Parmale. 
Baptised Martin Son of John Portter Jr. 
Baptised Anna Dr. of Elijah Portter. 
Baptised Gad Son of Stephen Hart Jr. 
Baptised Gad Son of Matthew Woodruff. 
Baptised Esther Daughter of Doct r Lee. 
Baptised William Sou of Ezekiel Cowles. 
Baptised Sarah Dr. of Elnathan Gridly. 
Baptised Jacob Negro Servant of Elnathan Gridly 
Baptised Anna Daughter of flezekiah Thomson. 
Baptised Elias Sou of Solomon Hart. 
Baptised Elisha Son of Jou th Gridly JV. 
Baptised Eunice Dr. of James Judd. 

January 1, 175S 
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February, 19, 1758 
February 26, 1758 
March 19, 1758 
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September 10, 1758 
September 24. 1758 
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November 5, 1758 
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December 17, 1758 
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January 21, 1759 
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February 22, 1761 
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March 1, 1761 
March 8, 1761 
March 15, 1761 
March 15, 1761 
March 15, 1761 
March 22, 1761 

Baptised Joel Son of John Root Jun r . 

Baptised Rachel Dr. of Samuel Woodruff. 

Baptised Ebenezer Steel son of Steel Smith. 

Baptised Isaiah Son of Timothy Gridly. 

Baptised honor Dr. of Sam 11 Stell — By Mr. Chap- 
man [Honor was boru July 14, 1759. See Town 
Records, xi. 589]. 

Baptised Lucy daughter of Thomas Newell Jr. 

Baptised Samuel Son of Eleazar Root. 

Baptised Elizabeth Dr. of Aaron Woodruff. 

Baptised Anna Dr. of Nath 1 Wadsworth Jr. 

Baptised Gideon Son of Thomas Andruss. 

Baptised Elijah Son of Tim Wadsworth. 

Baptised Rocina Dr. of John Judd. Private. 

Baptised Seth Son of Noah Lankton. 

Baptised Miles Son of Thomas Lee. 

Baptised Sarah Daughter of Ens 11 Phin: Lewis. 

Baptised Lucy Daughter of John Judd. 

Baptised Theodosia Dr. of Ethan Lewis. 

Baptised Lucina Dr. of W m Lewis. 

Baptised Mary Dr. of Gideon Belding. j 

Baptised Ebenezer Royce Son of Abel Hawley/ 

Baptised Silas Son of Leu* John Hart. 

Baptised Levina Dr. of Isaac Bid well. 

Baptised Alexander Son of Serg* Dorchester. 

Baptised Obed Son of James Gridly Jr. 

Baptised George Son of David Hills. 

Baptised Jemima Dr. of Abraham Woodruff. 

Baptised Mary Dr. of Leu 1 David Andruss. 

Baptised Ira Son of Peter Judson. 

Baptised Lathrop Son of Hez : Thomson. 

Baptised Norman Son of Thos: Newell. 

Baptised Zobena Son of Israel Curtiss. 
" a child of Timo. Wadsworth. 

Baptised Amos Son of John Barns. 

Baptised Martha Dr. of Thomas Woodruff. 

Baptised Nodiah Son of Capt n J: Woodruff. 

Baptised William Son of Leut. Woodruff. 

Baptised Gad Son of John Porter Jun r . 

Baptised Rhoda Dr. of Timothy North. 

Baptised Jemima Dr. of Solomon Hart, 

Baptised Olive Dr. of James Hickcox. 

Baptised Will m Hooker Son of Doct r Ebenz. Lee 

Baptised Reuben Son of Steel Smith. 

Baptised Cynthia Daught r of Roger Hooker. 

Baptised Zenas Son of Solomon Cowles. 

Baptised Elijah Son of Elijah Pcrtter. 

Baptised Elizabeth Dr. of Ichabod Norton. 

Baptised Eleanor Dr. of Solomon Gillet. 

Baptised Gad Son of Elijah Cowles. 

Baptised Abi Dr. of Stephen Hart Jun r . 

Baptised Chauncey Son of Moses Hills. 

Baptised Rachel Dr. of Timothy Stanly. 

1885.] Church Records of Farmington, Conn. 


April 19, 1761 Baptised 

April 26, 1761 Baptized 

May 10,1761 Baptised 

May 31, 1761 Baptised 

May 31, 1761 Baptised 

[worn off] 1761 Baptised 

August 9, 1767 Baptised 

September 6, 1767 Baptised 

September 6, 1767 Baptised 

October 4, 1767 Baptised 

October 4, 1767 Baptised 

October 25, 1767 Baptised 

November 8, 1767 Baptised 

Nov r 19, 1767 Baptised 

Nov 1 29, 1767 Baptised 

Dec br 6, 1767 Baptised 

Decem br 6, 1767 Baptised 

January 3, 1768 Baptised 

January 10, 1768 Baptised 

January 24, 1768 Baptised 

January 24, 1768 Baptised 

February 7, 1768 Baptised 

February 21, 1768 Baptised 

March 23, 1768 Baptised 

March 23, 1768 Baptised 

March 27, 1768 Baptised 

March 27, 1768 Baptised 

April 10, 1768 Baptised 

April 10, 1768 Baptised 

Mav 22, 1768 Baptised 

May 22, 1768 Baptised 

June 12, 1768 Baptised 

June 12, 1768 Baptised 

June 12, 1768 Baptised 

June 12, 1768 Baptised 

June 19, 1768 Baptised 

June 19, 1768 Baptised 

June 26, 1768 Baptised 

July 10, 1768 Baptised 

July 10, 1768 Baptised 

July 17, 1768 Baptised 

July 30, 1768 Baptised 

August 14, 1768 Baptised 

August 21, 1768 Baptised 

August 28, 1768 Baptised 

September 4, 1768 Baptised 

September 4, 1768 Baptised 

September 18, 1768 Baptised 

September 25, 1768 Baptised 

Oct' 16, 1768 Baptised 

Oct' 16, 1768 Baptised 

Oct' 16, 1768 Baptised 

Abigail Dr. of James Cowles. 
Ruth Dr. of Joseph Portter. 
Timothy Sou of Eiisha Hart. 
Mary Dr. of John Root Jr. 
Elizabeth Dr. of Sam 11 Woodruff. 
John Son of John Clarke. 

[A leaf lost.] 
John Son of Johu Newell. 
Abr m & Benj a Twins of Ezekiel Hosford 
Zenas Son of David Hart. 
Esther Dr. of Phinehas Cowles. 
Temperance Dr. of Eiisha Scott. 
George Son of Timothy Portter. 
Olive Dr. of Oliver Ellsworth. 
Sarah Daughter of Nodiah Hooker. 
Eunice Daug r of Eli North. 
Oliver Son of James Gridly. 
Ebeuezer Steell son of Isaac Gleason. 
Decius son of W m Wadsworth Jun r . 
Eiisha sou of Thomas Lewis. 
Almira Daug" of Elijah Woodruff. 
Jesse son of Asahel Woodruff. 
Naucy Daughter of Jesse Judd. 
Eunice Daughter of Elijah Wimpy, Indian. 
Lois Dag r of Ebenezer Hubbard. 
Sarah Dag 1 of Nath 1 Warner. 
Isaac son of Doct r Josiah Hulbert. 
Jemima Daug tr of James Woodruff. 
Allan son of Allan Merril. 
Romanti son of Ichabod Norton. 
Micah Woodruff Adult. 
Nancy Daug r of Micah Woodruff. 
Susanna Daug tr of James Wadsworth. 
Phebe Daug" - of Timothy Woodruff. 
Samuel son of Elijah Andruss. 
Roswell son of Noah Woodruff. 
Anna Deming Dr. of Bei-j n Andruss. 
Simeon son of John Portter Jnu r . 
Susanna Daug*' of Joseph Lankton. 
.Joel son of John Barns. 
Manin son of Sylvanus Curtiss. 
Anne Daug tr of Leut. Phinehas Lewis. 
Olive Dag 1- of Joseph Bird. 
Eliz: Daug 1 ' of James Cowle3. 
Truman son of Amos Cowles. 
Stephen son of Tim Root. 
Cynthia Dr. of Elijah Portter. 
Jeptha son of Peter Curtiss. 
W ra Pitt son of Moses Hills. 
Reuben son of John Portter. 
Eiisha son of Eiisha Pratt. 
Zurajah son of Olive ■ X ewel. 
Sarah Daug 1 ' of Wid. Sarah Hart. 


Reuben Raw son Dodge. 



Nov 1 20, 1768 
Nov: '27, 1703 
December 4, 1768 
December 25, 1768 
December 25, 1768 
January 1, 1769 
January 29, 1769 
January 29, 1769 
February 19, 1769 
March 5,1769 
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March 26, 1769 
April 2, 1769 
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April 23, 1709 
April 30, 1769 
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July 16, 1769 
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July 30, 1769 
August 20, 1769 
August 20. 1769 
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Octr. 1, 1769 
Octr. 8, 1769 
Octr. 22, 1769 
Octr. 29, 1769 
Novr. 6, 1769 
Decbr. 10, 1769 
Decbr. 17, 1769 
Decbr. 31, 1769 
January 27, 1770 

Baptised Erastus son of Fisher Gay. 
Baptise*! Gad sou of Elijah Cowles. 
Baptised Salmon son of Amos Clarke. 
Baptised Elisabeth Dang " of Stepheu Dorchester. 
Baptised Joseph son .of Caleb Hopkins. 
Baptised William son of Ezekiel Cowles. 
Baptised Lor en a Dr. of Thomas Newell. 
Baptised Asa son of Timothy Andruss. 
Baptised Luke son of Solomon Mo^sagg, Indian. 
Baptised Sarah Dang tr of Mr. Seth Lee. 
Baptised Nathaniel son of Rezin Gridley. 
Baptised Rebeckah Daug r of Solomon Curtiss. 
Baptised Luke son of \Yili m Lewis. 
Baptised Thankful! Daugf of Asa Brownson. 
Baptised Romeo son of W ra Wadsworth Jr. 
Baptised Miranda Daug* of John Newell Jr. 
Baptised Samuel son of Elnathan Gridley. 
Baptised Sarah & Eunice Daug tH of John Pratt. 
Baptised Mark son of Eneas Cowles. 
Baptised Cyprian sou of Eneas Cowles. 
Baptised Beulah Daug^ of Ebenezer Lankton. 
Baptised Dorothy Dr. of Timothy Wadsworth. 
Baptised Anthony son of Zebulon Cole. 
Baptised Jesse son of Simon Clarke. 
Baptised Charissa Daug r of Jesse Judd. 
Baptised Electa Daug 1 of Asahei Woodruff. 
Baptised Eunice Dag r of Zadoc Orvis. 
Baptised Joseph son of Jo.-eph Root. 
Baptised Hezekiah son of Elisha Scott. 
Baptised Israel Hancocks son of Israel Freeman. 
Baptised Eunice Daug tr of Robert Padden. 
Baptised Martha Daug r of Phinehas Cowles. 
Baptised Theron son of Elisha Newell. 
Baptised Manna son of Asahei Wadsworth. 
Baptised Sophia Daug r of Martin Bull. 
Baptised Elijah son of Eli North. 
Baptised Abigail Wadsworth Dr. of Jos. Portter. 
Baptised Dolly Dr. of Isaac Gleason. 
Baptised Ezekiel son of Thos. Lewis. 
Baptised Elisha son of Elijah Wimpey — Indian. 

[To be continued.] •_. 7 \ 

By John Ward Dean, A.M., of Boston. 

I^EW people have pursued genealogical researches with such ardor and 
_ under such difficulties as the subject of this article, and it is fitting 
♦hat a sketch of his life should appear in the Rkgistkr. Reuben Rawsou 
i Ddge is the son of the late Jacob 8 and Elizabeth (Rawson) Dodge, and 
waa born in the eastern part of Sutton, now the post-oifice village of Wilk- 

1885.] Reuben Rawson Dodge. 53 

insonville. Mass., April 3, 1819. He is a descendant in the seventh gen- 
eration from William 1 Dodge, of Salem, u a skilful and painful Husband- 
man," who came over in the Lyon's Whelp, with other planters from Dor- 
set and Somersetshire, and was recommended to have " the charge of a 
Tearae of Horses," at the request of Rev. John White, of Dorchester, Eng- 
land, by the Massachusetts Company in England, May 29, 1C29, in their 
letter to Gov. John Endicott and his Council.* 

His father Jacob 8 Dodge, the son of Richard 5 and Joanna Dodge, was 
bom in Sutton in 1771. He was an active and enterprising man, engaged 
largely in agricultural pursuits, and was one who contributed much to the 
interests of his town's people. He died at Sutton, Aug. 18. 1855, aged 84. 

His mother was Elizabeth Rawson. She married Jacob Dodge in 1801. 
Her father, Ebenezer Rawson, married in 1757 Sarah Chace, daughter of 
the Hon. Samuel Chace, of Cornish, Cheshire Co., N. H. Mrs. Dodge 
was a first cousin to the Rt. Rev. Philander Chase, D.D., LL.D.. first bish- 
op of the Protestant Episcopal church in Ohio and Illinois. She was also 
a lineal descendant of Edward Rawson, secretary of the colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay. who was a son of David Rawson, of London, and a grandson 
of Edward Rawson, of Colnbrook, Bucks. (Register, xxxviii. 310.) Mrs. 
Dodge died in Sutton, May 15, 18G9, aged 94 years, 11 months and 10 
days. The following extract is from an obituary published, at her death, 
in the Christian Witness: 

Through a long life of toil and usefulness Mrs Dodge was possessed of great 
physical strength and activity. Her mind partook of the strength antl vigor of her 
physical organization. She read much, and to the last retained the information she 
had acquired in early life. She could repeat for hours the works of the various 
authors she had read in youth and middle life. Her whole life was one of quiet, 
unostentatious piety, and beautifully exemplified the truth of the language of the 
late Bishop of Down and Connor : ,4 Prayer is the peace of our spirit, the stillness 
of our thoughts, the issue of a quiet mind, the daughter of charity and the sister 
of meekness. : ' . 

Ebenezer Rawson, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a 
man of genius. He possessed much historical information. Judge Raw- 
son, of Rhode Island, speaks highly of his attainments. The Hon. Dr. 
Phineas W. Leland, of Fall River, Mass., a relative, thus describes him in 
a letter : 

In stature he was, I think, full six feet, slender built, though with considera- 
ble breadth of shoulders. His countenance was open, his nose aquiline, and his 
forehead projecting and high. His perceptive faculties must have been acute, from 
the very configuration of his frontal region. His step was elastic, and all his mo- 
tions rapid and easy. I have rarely ever known a man gifted with higher powers 
of conversation. This made him the delight of every circle. His mind was rich in 
reading, and his own reflections were oftentimes astonishingly brilliant. His mem- 
ory was a vast storehouse of facts always at his command, and 1 have heard him 
for hours delight a small circle with sketches of early colonial or Indian history. 
In his composition there was a vein of good-humored irony, which never missed his 
mark when let off. The peculiar bias of his mind was antiquarian, and nothing 
delighted him more than the company of the clergy. With them he was sure to 
plunge into old biblical history, with the whole of which he was perfectly familiar. 
His word was as good as his own or any other man's bond in Worcester County. 
Altogether he was a remarkable man, and as emphatically a. genius as any person 1 
ever knew. 

Reuben R. Dodge was the seventh of eight children of his parents, 
ai of whom except one lived to mature years. He partook largely of his 

• Suffolk Deeds, Lib. i. fo!. xvi. 

54 Reuben Rawson Dodge. [Jan. 

mother's traits of character. In early life he possessed strong powers of 
physical endurance, and generally succeeded in accomplishing whatever he 
undertook. From youth he was fond of books, his natural inclination lead- 
ing him to prefer old books and those upon antiquarian subjects. It be- 
came the leading study of his life to search old records and historical books 
in order to find ail that he could learn concerning his ancestors. In his 
youth lie was informed by his mother that he was a direct descendant of 
Secretary Rawson and of the Wilson and Grindall families, to the former 
of which the Rev. John Wilson of Boston belonged, and to the latter AVch- 
bishop Grindall. This led him to collect facts concerning the Rawson fam- 
ily, and particularly relating to Edward Rawson's history. At one time 
he spent several weeks in examining and copying from the records of the 
colony of Massachusetts in the handwriting of his ancestor, who had penn- 
ed those records two hundred years before. They have since been printed 
by the state, but then they could only be consulted in the original volumes 
at the State House, the antiquated penmanship of which was hard to de- 

While passing in October, 1847, the antiquarian bookstore of Mr. Sam- 
uel G. Drake, in Cornhill, Boston, he saw in the window the Historical 
and Genealogical Register, the first number of which had been pub- 
lished in January of that year. He went into the store, examined the Reg- 
ister, made the acquaintance of Mr. Drake, and spoke to him about pub- 
lishing in this periodical the matter he had collected about the Rawsons. 
Mr. Drake thought favorably of it, and encouraged Mr. Dodge to continue 
his researches. He also took him to the rooms of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society and introduced him to Messrs. Ewer and Mon- 
tague, and other members of the society, who readily aided him in his 
labors. Mr. Dodge was then working as a carpenter in Cambridge and in 
Boston, but so deep an interest did he feel in the subject, that after work- 
ing hard at his trade all day, he spent his evenings in researches in books, 
and in corresponding with those persons of the name whose addresses he 
was able to procure. His expenses for postage merely, at that time, bore 
heavily on his income. In one year it was about one hundred dol- 
lars. He also used the intervals of labor in visiting public libraries and 
record offices. Mr. William H. Montague, one of the founders of the His- 
toric Genealogical Society, was particularly interested in him, and directed 
him to the various sources of information. Writing in 1873, Mr. Mon- 
tague says of him : "Asa young man with small pecuniary means and but 
little spare time, he entered on researches requiring much time and consid- 
erable money to pursue them properly. He devoted his midnight hours to 
the work that he might accomplish his purpose." 

Having collected and arranged his genealogy of the Rawson familv, Mr. 
Dodge placed it in the hands of his relative, the Hon. Sullivan S. Rawson, 
of Eastport, Me., for final revision. It was published in 1849, and Mr. 
Rawson's name was permitted to appear on the title-page as the author. We 
are informed, however, that he performed a comparatively small part of 
the labor on the book. Mr. Dodge in his researches had found a portrait 
of Secretary Rawson in the old Rawson mansion in Quincy. He also found 
the portrait of the secretary's daughter Rebecca, whose sad and tragical his- 
tory has been made familiar to us by Whittier in his Margaret Smith's 
Journal. It had been handed down through Mr. Dodge's grandfather, Eb- 
enezer Rawson, and the family of Judge Dorr of Mendon, five generations. 
Both were painted in 1G70, perhaps by the "limner" whom Secretary 

1885.] Reuben Rawson Dodge. 55 

Rawson had introduced to his uncle the Rev. John "Wilson, with the hope 
that he would consent to have his portrait painted.* These with much 
trouble he procured, as also a bible which, according to tradition, belonged 
to the secretary, and which contained family records by his descendants* 
This bible was found in the possession of John Rawson Young, of Milton, 
who kindly let Mr. Dodge have it for a consideration. This bible and the 
two portraits were only three miles apart when found, and had beeu care- 
fully kept through six generations in one branch of the family. Mr. Dodge 
raised by subscription the money to pay for engraving the two portraits ; 
and they appear in the book, and also in the Register for 18 49, where a 
memoir of Edward Rawson and the early generations of his descendants 
will be found. The book was entitled " The Rawson Family : Memoir of 
Edward Rawson, Secretary of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 16dl 
to 168G, with Genealogical Notices of his Descendants." It was reviewed 
in the Register (iii. 405), by the editor, the late William Thaddeus Har- 
ris, A.M., LL.B. After praising the work he adds : 

One thing we are sorry to observe ; and that is, that he who has toiled night 
and day, who has begrudged neither time nor money to collect the materials for this 
handsome volume, who in fact has been the prime agent, the main-spring in the 
whole undertaking, has been prevented by modesty from allowing his name to 
appear on the title-page. What agency Mr. Rawson has had in the compilation 
of the work we do not know, but certain it is that his name has never been 
heard mentioned in connection therewith, that he is not recognized in this vicinity 
as the author thereof. Here the name of Mr. R. R. Dodge alone (now a resident 
in Cambridge) is associated with the ' Memorial of the Rawson Family,' and to hi3 
enthusiastic ardor alone is generally ascribed the collection of the facts which are 
preserved upon its pages. 

Mr. Dodge had nine hundred copies of the book printed, which were 
mostly sold by him, though many were given away. The copies remainiug 
unsold in 18-33 were disposed of by him in that year during a tour through 
the southern and western states. He received for the edition a trifle over 
the cost of printing and postage. 

Twenty-three years after the book was issued, Mr. Dodge, whose inter- 
est in all that pertained to the Rawson family had continued unabated, 
wrote to Dr. Phineas W. Leland of Fall River in reference to a meeting 
of the Rawson family. Dr. Leland replied: "There is much in the family 
of the Rawsons worth bringing to light, and I rejoice that you and others 
have undertaken the task. The family is strong in intellect, and not a few 
of its members are and have been brilliant. A Gathering at some central 
point would be decidedly pleasant." Mr. Dodge issued circulars for a re- 
union of the Rawson family. The meeting was held in Horticultural Hall, 
"Worcester, October 8, 1872. Several hundred descendants, from all parts 
of the union, were present, among them some distinguished personages. 
After pleasant introductions and mutual congratulations, an association was 
formed, and Edmund Grindali Rawson, M.D., of New York city, wa3 
elected president, and Mr. Lewis J. Rawson, of Worcester, secretary. 
Mr. Dodje in a brief speech welcomed his relatives, and paid " an appropri- 
ate tribute to the memory of the noble man in whose honor the company 
had met." The first speaker was Luther Rawson Marsh, Esq., of New 
York city, from whose address we extract the beginning and close : 

♦ Mather's Magnalia, ed. of 1853, vob i. p. 320. 

56 Reuben Rawson Dodge. [Jan. 

I am very grateful to those of our number who have held the memory of our 
common progenitor in such regard that they have gathered and conscientiously 
guarded the relics that illustrate his life, his original portrait and that of his daugh- 
ter Rebecca, his sacred Bible, the sis large and portly volume* of his writings, and 
the various incidents of his career, and this not only, but at infinite pains have 
sought out and classified the families and individuals o( his descendants to the sixth 
generation, distributed as they are ail over the union, and without any toil or re- 
search on- our part, have given us the printed record. We have not been obliged to 
pore over the mouldering records of the recording offices, nor investigate the papers of 
the probate courts, nor attempt to decipher the worn letters on ancient stone or 
marble slab, nor seek out the oldest inhabitants and stir their feeble memories of 
the olden time : all this has been done to our hand by some of our faithful kins- 
men, and the whole record on the printed page lies under our eye. I think we know 
to whom we are mainly indebted for this interesting work. Let us hold in regard 
the names of Sullivan S. Rawson. Joseph II. Dorr and Joseph Rawson, but give our 
special gratitude to one who has given days and nights to this compilation — sparing 
neither time nor money — Reuben Rawson Dodge, of East Sutton, Massachusetts. 
Since that time twenty-two years have elapsed, new generation^ have come upon 
the stage of active life, five thousand descendants of this progenitor now inhabit 
these states, and a new record, current with the present time, seems to be demanded. 

Genealogy and history go hand in hand. They aid and illustrate each other. 

And for one I wish to tender my profound thanks to that society* in Boston — where 
so many good things originate — under whose auspices this new field of research has 
been so thoroughly explored, by which records, else lost, have been perpetuated ; by 
which the dusty but valuable manuscripts of many a garret are now in enduring 
type; by which the New England families — whose sons have hewn the primeval 
forest and pushed the wave of population to the Pacific — can touch the responsive 
link of kinship, east and west, north and south, throughout the continent. 

It may be well to add here that Mr. Marsh, who delivered this address, 
wrote, previous to the meeting, to Mr. Dodge, as follows : 

My Dear Sir : I was much pleased to receive your letter of the 20th instant and 
its enclosures, — prints of the good secretary and of his beautiful but unfortunate 
daughter. My object in writing to you is not so much for the purpose of asking in- 
formation on any point as it is to make your acquaintance and express the great 
•obligation I am under to you for revealing to me an ancestry of which, till I acci- 
dentally found your book, I was wholly ignorant. Several summers ago, while vis- 
iting Newport, R. 1., I stepped into the Redwood Library there, and by chance 
stumbled on the Rawson Family Memorial, and thinking that the family might be 
related to me, 1 examined the book and found there the name of my grandfather 

and his wife my grandmother. This kindled my desire to know more So you see 

you have an ardent disciple. 

At this meeting a committee of five, of which Mr. Dodge was chairman, 
was chosen to collect material and see to the publication of a new edition of 
the Memorial. The committee placed the distribution of circulars and 
blanks in charge of one of its members, Ellery B. Crane, Esq., who is now 
and has the past two years been president of the Society of Antiquity of 
Worcester. To him the blanks and other information were to be returned. 
Mr. Crane's wife was Salona A. Rawson, a descendant of the secretary. 

The second meeting of the descendants of Edward Rawson was held at 
Worcester, October 1, 1873. It was largely attended by representatives of 
the family living in New P^ngland and the Middle States. Mr. Dod^e, as 
chairman of the committee of arrangements, called the meeting to order. 
He exhibited the portraits of Edward and Rebecca Rawson and the time- 
worn family bible, with other interesting relics. The subject of another 
edition of the Rawson Memorial was brought up. Many years had elapsed 
since the issue of the first edition, and many of the later generations theD 
living had been born since that time, so that a new edition was absolutely 

• The New England Historic Genealogical Society. 

1885.] Reuben Rawson Dodge. 57 

necessary to preserve a full record of the family. Mr. Dodge gave inter- 
esting accounts of the relics exhibited, with accounts of Rebecca Rawson 
and others, and referred to the connection of the family with the Wilsons 
and the Glovers. lie said he had worked for more than twenty years to 
collect and arrange materials concerning the Rawson family, and he felt 
interested in having the work carried on to completion, that a full history 
of the family might be preserved in print. 

The third annual reunion of the Rawson family was held SepU 16, 1874, 
in the same place as on the former occasions, Horticultural Hall, Worcester. 
Mr. Dodge explained the object of the gathering, and spoke of the efforts 
made to obtain statistics of the family for publication in book form. He said 
that ample materials had been obtained, and expressed a wish that the pro- 
ject might be pushed forward to completion. 

Mr. Crane, who had been appoiuted by the committee to collect materi- 
als for a new edition of the genealogy, was chosen secretary of the associa- 
tion at the second reunion and was reelected at the third. Mr. Dodge cheer- 
fully consented that Mr. Crane should compile the work, as he did not 
wish to assume the responsibility of it. He however aided Mr. Crane mate- 
rially, not only furnishing a mass of new matter collected during the quar- 
ter of a century which had elapsed since the first edition was issued ; but 
after the revision of the Memorial was begun spending much time in cor- 
respondence, &e. He supplied some facts in the early history of Secre- 
tary Rawson which had not been obtained when the first edition was 
printed. The book was published in 1875 in a handsome octavo of 331 
pages> It dees much credit to Mr. Crane's care and judgment, and was 
favorably noticed in the Register for April, 1876 (xxx. 202). 

In the year 1873 Mr. Dodge, while examining the historical works in the 
library of the American Antiquarian Society at Worcester, found, much to 
his surprise, three manuscripts bound together containing the early history 
of Sutton, written by the distinguished antiquary, Christopher Columbus 
Baldwin, at one time librarian of that society. W r hen a young man, Mr. 
Baldwin resided in Sutton, where he studied law with the late Jonas L. 
Sibley. He evidently intended to have published the work himself, but he 
died before accomplishing it, and the manuscripts were deposited with the 
society for future use. It is doubtful whether for many years before they 
were found by Mr. Dodge any one had noticed them. He immediately 
borrowed them for a few weeks and copied them entire. The labor of 
copying Mr. Baldwin's manuscript which was done by Mr. Dodge, his wife 
and daughter, occupied nearly three weeks of their time. He then called 
on prominent citizens of the town to obtain their cooperation in having a 
complete history of the town prepared and published. After the subject 
had been sufficiently agitated, a town meeting was held January 13, 1876, 
at which a committee of five were chosen to procure the publication of a 
history of Sutton. The Rev. William A. Benedict, pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church, was chosen to prepare the history. Mr. Dodge gave up 
his papers freely for the benefit of the town. Nor did he cease his labor 
in collecting material to bring the history down from the period when Mr. 
Baldwin's manuscript left it. He spent many days in going from family to 
family to interest them in the work and to collect historical and genealogi- 
cal facts. The time spent on the work was worth to him several hundred 
dollars. This was a hee gift to the town. It is admitted that but for his 
persistent efforts no history of Sutton would have been published at this 
time. Mr. Benedict's book was issued in 1878, in a thick octavo of 837 


58 Reuben Riwson Dodge. [Jan. 

pages. In his preface, in acknowledging indebtedness to those who had 
assisted him, he says : 

Among those is Reuben R. Dodge, Esq., who had himself projected a history of 
the town and accumulated considerable material for his purpose, all of which he 
freely placed at our disposal, and his encouraging Words and unselfish cooperation 
can never be forgotten. 

In 1879 Mr. Dodge published a duodecimo pamphlet entitled " Early 
Records of the Dodge Family in America." It was intended for the ground 
work of a genealogy of the family, and consisted of early births, marriages 
and deaths. He with others had issued a circular, dated October 15, 1878, 
inviting all bearing the name of Dodge, and other descendants, to meet at 
Salem, July 10, 1879, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the landing of 
William Dodge. This emigrant ancestor of many of the name here landed 
at Salem, June 29, 1629, O. S., corresponding to July 9, N. S. At this 
reunion many prominent men of the Dodge name or blood were present. 
Hon. William E. Dodge, of New York, the president of the day, called 
first upon Reuben 11. Dodge to speak. The following is a portion of his 
address : 

Tt hns been thirty years since I began to study and collect the records of the 
Dodge family, with a desire of obtaining an authentic genealogical history of the 
names of those who had distinguished themselves within the past two hundred and 
fifty years, since our first ancestor landed at this city of Salem, To-day I seem to 
be standing on sacred ground, where my remote ancestors lived, wept, prayed and 
died. The many fields and brooks 1 love to wander among, turn me back to the 
time since ten generations have passed away, and to-day we have returned to 
commemorate their history, one of the oldest New England families. Not a few 
of its members have been brilliant. I feel proud to be able to point to a few 
who are now present in this hall, viz. : to Senator Augustus C. Dodge, a son of 
Gen. Henry Dodge, late Senator in Congress and Governor of Wisconsin ; who has 
been also a Senator in Congress from Iowa, and for many years had a seat side by 
fide with his distinguished father ; who was also several years Minister to Spain, 
and whose public life has been well known for the past quarter of a century as the 
founder of Iowa and Wisconsin. To Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, of Council Bluffs, 
Iowa, the gallant soldier, and well known in many fields of battle during the late 
rebellion, a native of Danvers in this County of E«;sex. To Rev. Dr. Ebenezer 
Dodge, the President of Madison College, Hamilton, N. Y., so well and long known, 
a native of Essex County. To Major Ben: Perley Poore, the well known Washing- 
ton correspondent of some of our most popular New England newspapers; and 
finally to our honored presiding officer at this meeting, the Hon. William E. 
Dodge, so long and favorably known as one connected with every benevolent object, 
who has made our name one of which we should have a just pride. I repeat : to- 
day we have of this generation, with us in this hall, a few of the name who have 
made their mark in the world. 

What should we say of the many who were more or less distinguished through 
every generation? To-day let us make it a special object to have collected, if pos- 
sible, and put into permanent book form, the genealogical and biographical history 
of our family name. It has been done in the past quarter of a century with other 
New England families ; and if we will but look up the family registers of marriages 
and deaths, and trace out the records of towns and parishes, we shall have sufficient 
history to make up what will be interesting to all who bear our name. 

One thing is remarkable to those who have been familiar with the present his- 
tory of our family, they are well to do, and possess good homes, and by industry the 
many farms of Essex County where our name is to be found, they all seem in comfor- 
| table circumstances. A writer, quoted by President Wilder, in his annual address 
'. before the New England Historic Genealogical Society at their annual meeting 
! in Boston, January I, 1679, and printed in the Register for April of that year, 
remarks: ''The records of families constitute the framework of history, and are 
auxiliaries to science, religion, and especially civilization. The ties of kindred are 
the golden links in the chain which ties families, states and nations together in one 
great bond of humanity. Everything therefore which pertains to the history of our 

1885.] Records in the Raw son Bible. 51) 

families should he carefully recorded and preserved for the benefit of those who are 
to follow us. lie who collects nnd preserves his own family history is not only ft 
benefactor in his way, but will deserve and receive the grateful thanks of all future 
generations. He confers a priceless boon upon those whose names and achievements 
are thus rescued from oblivion, and preserves the experience and wisdom ot a^ed 
for the emulation aud admiration of posterity." 

Mr. Dodge married Lydia H., daughter of David "Wood, of Nantucket, 
Mass.. in that town, September 13, 1853. Their children are: 1. Her- 
bert William, born January 13, 1855, now resides in Raton, New Mexico, 
and is engaged in teaching; 2. Ella Marion, born Feb. 24, 1857, married 
June 25, 1884, Charles M. Holland, proprietor of the Woonsocket Nur- 
sery ; . 3. Sarah Lizzie, born Feb. 17, 18G0, is engaged in teaching; 4. 
Frederic Arthur, born Oct. 6, 1801 ; 5. Lucius Raicson, born Dec. 1 4, 18fi3, 
entered the Worcester Free Institute in the class of 1884 ; 6. Lottie Gardner, 
born May 8, 1870, died Feb. 9, 1870. Mr. Dodge is a communicant of 
the St. John Church, Wilkinsonville, having joined it Oct. 14, 18GG. He 
was a delegate from that church, in 1873, to the convention which elected the 
Rt. Rev. Benjamin H. Paddock as the Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts. 

At the meeting of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, May 
7, 1884, Mr. Dodjje presented to this society the two portraits before refer- 
red to, those of Edward Rawson and his daughter Rebecca, and also the 
family bible of the former. Mr. Dodge prefaced his remarks on these rel- 
ics with an account of the difficulties under which he had collected the ma- 
terials for the book on the Rawson family, published in 1849, and stated 
what he had done since in preserving facts concerning his mother's family 
and the history of his native town. Mr. William H. Montague, being ap- 
pealed to, confirmed Mr. Dodge's statements as to his early difficulties, and 
said that he had never known any one who had pursued genealogical re- 
searches under such difficulties, illustrating his remarks with examples. 
After remarks by several members, on motiou of the Rev. Edmund F. Slaf- 
ter, the society unanimously voted thanks to Mr. Dodge for his interesting 
and valuable donations. 

The writer can add his own testimony as to the zeal and rare self-sacri- 
fice exhibited by the subject of this sketch. 

A brief extract from a letter to Mr. Dodge iu 1874, from Mr. Montague, 
will close this article : 

I well remember when I made your acquaintance and the enthusiasm you man- 
ifested, which you afterwards infused into the minds of others, in tracing the per- 
sonal history of your emigrant ancestor and the records of his p )sterity. 1 <:ave you 
all the assistance in my power by pointing out the proper sources of information. I 
also knnv how ardently and in<lelatigably you pursued the subject, often under the 
most difficult circumstances. You are now reaping a reward in the fruits of your 
labors ; for all of the present generation who claim descent from Edward Rawson, 
as well as their posterity, will rise up and call you blessed. 


HPHE Rawson Bible, presented to the New England Historic 
JL Genealogical Society, May 7, 1884, by Reuben Rawson Dodge, 
as stated in the memoir of Mr. Dodge which precedes this article, 
is a folio of the Geneva version, but has no title-page. It begins 

60 Records in the Raicson Bible. [Jan. 

with page 58 of the Old Testament (Levit. eh. 25. v. 15) and ends 
with page 104 of the New Testament (2 Cor. ch. 5, v. 10). It 
was examined by the late George Livermore, who compared it with 
a number of editions of the Bible in his possession, and has given a 
certificate, dated "Cambridge, November 20th, 1848," which is 
prefixed to the book. Mr. Livermore was unable to ascertain the 
precise date of this copy, but he adds : "There can be no doubt that 
it was printed as early as the year 1620." 

The following records are found in this Bible between the Old 
Testament and the New : 

[First Page.] 
David Rawson His Bible A Domini | 1727 | 
[In a different hand.] David Rawson of Milton His | Bible May 29, 
1754 | Lent to my Mother Mrs. Mary Rawson | for her own use Dureing 
her life | then to Return to me or my heirs | 

David Rawson 

[Then follows in a different hand :] 

Hannah Rawson Born March 28, 1742 
Eunice Rawson Born December 3, 1743 
Sarah Rawson Born September 25, 1745 
Dyar Rawson Born March 17, 1747 
Rebeckah Rawson Born May 6, 1749 
Mary Rawson Born Febry 1. 1754 
Nathanael Rawson Born Febry 15, 1757 

[Second Page.] 
David Rawson His | Bible Anno Domini 1730 | 
This may Certify whome it may Concern that Edward | Rawson Secre- 
tary was Born in Old England in the | Year 1615 and Departed this Life 
August the | 27 day in the year of our Lord 1693 in New England | Aged 
78 years. David Rawson Great Grandson to the | said Edward Rawson 
October 14 th 1787 I . 

Ann Rawson Born April 11, 1674 Saturday 

Willson Rawson born 

Margeret Rawson born August 1, 1676 Tuesday 

Edward Rawson born Sept. 6, 1677 Thursday 

Edward Rawson Born Aug st 29, 1678 Thursday 

Rachel Rawson Born Octo. 16, 1679 Thursday 

Dorothy Rawson Born Aug* 1 5,* 1681 Tuesday 

William Rawson Born Decern 2, 1682 [in another hand is added] 

died Oct 1769,'aged 87 
David Rawson Born Decern. 13, 1683 Thursday [in another hand is 

added] died April 1752 20th Day 
Dorothy Rawson Born 1686 
Ebenezer Rawson Born 1687 
Thankfull Rawson Born 1688 
Nathanael Rawson Born 1689 '~ 

* *' 8U* August 1681 " in fragment on page 3.— Ed. 

1885.] ' Genealogical Gleanings in England. 61 

Ebenezer Rawson Born April 1691 
Edward Rawson Born April 9, 1092 
Ann Rawson Born Aug st 28,169.3 
Patience Rawson Born November 3, 1694= 
Pelatiah Rawson Born July 2, 1G96* 
Grindal Rawson Born August 24, 1G97 
Mary Raw[torn] Born [torn] 

[Third Page.] 
David Rawson His Bible | Anno Domini 1726 
[In another hand :] William Rawson His Bible 

[In another hand :] This is to Certify to all whomsoever this may 
Concern that on the | 11th day of July 1673 on a certificate I received 
that W m Rawson | and Ann Glover y e Daughter of the late M r Nathan- 
ael Glover | had been duly & legally published, I joyned them in marriage 
at the | house and in the Presence of M* Habackuck Glover, his wife, 
Mr. | Edward Rawson Father of y e said William Rawson & other | Friends 
I as witness my hand this 31 th July 1673 | 

p Edward Tyng Assist. 

[Here follows in the same hand a fragment of the records found on the 
second page. This is in an earlier hand than that on page 2.] 

The portrait of Edward Rawson, presented at the same time to 
this society, gives the precise date of his birth. On the portrait is 
inscribed: "Natis 15 th April 1615 — JEtatis suae 55, 1670." 


By Henry F. Waters, A.B., now residing in London, Eng. 
[Continued from vol. xxxviii. page 429.] 

Joitn Pemerton* (by mark) of Lawford in the County of Essex, wea- 
ver, 9 September, 1653. proved 2<3 March, 1654. by John Bees ton, sole 
executor. For my worldly goods being in New England, in the custody of 
Hercules Woodman, living in Newbery in the County of Essex, or his 
assigns, I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Deborah Gofe, there 
born, and to her heirs forever, and all my moveable goods which I now 
possess in this England, both within doors and without, whatsoever. 
I make and ordain my loving kinsman and faithful friend, John Beeston of 
Dedham, my executor. My debts to be paid within six months next after 
my decease. My desire is likewise that if my said daughter-in-law should 
happen to die without heirs that then all the forementioned estate should 
be equally divided, that is, for my means in New England, to my brother 
James Pemerton and to my sister Robinson, to be equally divided between 
them. And for such my other goods my desire is that they may be divided 
equally between my three brothers, William, Richard and Thomas. 

The witnesses were William Wiuge, John Stud and Thomas Boston. 

Alchin, 191. 


C)2 - Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

[The above will throws light upon the family of the Reverend Ebenezer Peinber- 
ton, minister of the old South Church in Boston, 1700-1717, the testator evidently 
being his uncle John, who was of Boston 1632, and afterwards of Newbury. Sav- 
age suggests that he may have been living in Winneseniit in 1602 ; but that sug- 
festion is disproved, not only by this discovery but also by a document among the 
lassachusetts Archives (B. 15, No. 43), wherein John Pamerton of Winnesimmet 
distinctly calls himself (14 April, 1GG2) son of James, of Maiden. u. f. w. 

The name of" Hercules Woodman, of Malford [probably Christian-Malford, Wilt- 
shire], mercer," appears in the list of passengers who embarked " aboute the v' of 
Aprilll635" in the James of London. William Cooper, master. (See Register, 
xiv. 333.) lie settled at Newbury. His true name was Archelaus, at least that is 
the name he went by in this country. 

Another person by this surname, namely, Edward Woodman, settled at Newbu- 
ry, Mass., about the same time as Archelaus. He was deputy from Newbury and 
held other important offices. A genealogy of the Woodman family by a descendant, 
Cyrus Waterman, A.M., was published in 1674. The author supposes that Edward 
Woodman came from Corsham in Wiltshire, about eleven miles from Christian-Mal- 
ford. No connection has been traced between Edward and Archelaus Woodman. 

Who was the Deborah Goffe named as born in New England? — Editor.] 

Richard Lardxer of Portsea, in the County of Southampton, mer- 
chant, nominated M r Urian Oakes of Southweeke, Southampton, gentle- 
man, and M r Thomas Mills and M r John Mills, of Portsmouth, overseers 
to the carrying out of his will, proved 1670-71. Duke, 64. 

Alicia Lisle of Moyles Court in the County of Southampton, widow, 
9 June, 1682, with codicil of same date, proved 11 November, 1689. To 
the poor of the parish of Ellingham two pounds within one year after my 
decease. I have settled upon Thomas Tipping of Wheatfield in the County 
of Oxford, Esq., and Christopher Warman of Milborne Weekes in the 
County of Somerset, gentleman, their heirs and assigns, the reversion and 
inheritance of the moiety of the manor of Moyles Court, alias Rockford 
Moyles and over-Burgatt and several other manors, lands, tenements and 
hereditaments in the said County of Southampton and in the County of 
Dorset and elsewhere, mentioned in an indenture tripartite, dated 19 Feb. 
1678, to be conveyed to William Tipping, Esq., for five hundred years, who 
hath since conveyed and assigned over his interest, &c. to the said Thomas 
Tipping and Christopher Warman ; which said conveyance is in trust for 
the payment of certain debts in a schedule thereunto annexed, &c. &c. The 
overplus (after payment of such debts) to my worthy friends, the said "Wil- 
liam Tipping and Mrs. Frances Tipping his sister, Richard Lloyd, citizen 
and liuen-draper of London, and Tripliena his wife, to hold forever upon 
this especial trust, &c. to discharge my funeral expenses and pay debts, &c. 
and to pay unto my daughter Anne twelve hundred pounds at the age of 
one and twenty years or day of marriage, to pay unto my grandaughter 
■ i.i Hore, daughter of my daughter Bridgett, now iu New England, the 
sum of one hundred pounds at age of one and twenty or day of marriage, 
to pay unto my daughter Mary one annuity or yearly rent of six pounds 
during her natural life, but if said daughter Mary marry against their con- 
sent said annuity shall cease, to pay to daughter Mabella Lisle an annuity 
of forty pounds (under same conditions). The residue to be distributed 
among my daughters or daughters' children as they (the trustees) shall 
think fit. To cousin Judah Rie ten pounds within two years after my de- 
cease. To William Carpentar, my servant, thirty pounds (in two years). 
In the codicil she bequeaths to daughter Margaret, now the wife of M r 
Whitaker, seventy pounds (in two years). Witnesses Anne Tipping, "Wil- 
liam WitUrington, John Swan and Abiah Browne. Ent, 159. 

[I am indebted to Henry Marillier, Esq., for th£ reference to the above will. 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 63 

The following pedigree is from Berry's County Genealogies, County of Hants, 
pages 173-175, 

Asms. — Or, on n chief ax. Jordan tie Insula = Hawise. 

three lions rampant, lived in time of I 

of the field. King Henry I. and | 

CRKST.— A xtito slalant ar. K. Stephen. I 

attired or. 
I . Geffrey de Insula = 

gave lands in franc almoine 
for the soul of Earl Baldwin 
of Devonshire. 


"Walter de Insula, in time of King John = Margaret 

Baldwin de Insula = ..... 
Lord of Wodcton & I'lomp- | 
ton in the Isle of Wight, | 
lived in time of Henry III. 

John de Insula 

a baron in the time 

of Edward I., and Governor 

of Carisbrooke Castle, 

ob. 32 Edw. I. 

Walter de Insula, Lord of Wodeton = Margaret. 

Walter de Insula, Lord of Wodeton = Florence. 

William de Insula, Lord of Wodeton = 

William de Insula = 

Lord of Wodeton, 4ith Edward III. I 

Sir John de Insula or Lisle, Knt. = Margaret dau. of John 
Lord of Wodeton. I Bremshot of Bremshot 

in co Southampton. 


George Lisle = Anna, dau. of 

j Montgomery, of Calais. 

Lancelot Lisle = Anne, dau. of 

| SirThos. Wroughton, Knt. 

Thomas Lisle = , dau. of Moore 

I of Moore Court, Esq. 

.__ ., r 

Anthony Lisle of Wodeton, Esq. = Elizabeth, dau. of John Dormer 
temp. 30th Elizabeth. J of Steeple-Barton in co. Oxon, Esq. 

Sir William Lisle = Bridget, dau of Sir John Hungerford 
Knighted in 1606 : living 1622. I of Down-Ampney in co. Gloucester, Knt. 


John Lisle of Moyles Court = Alice, dau. & co-heir of Sir White Beconsawe Kut., 

beheaded at Winchester, 1686, 
by the order of Judge Jeffries." 

eo. Southampton ; he was one of the 
judges who condemned King Charles 
the First, for which he was obliged to 
fly the kingdom, and ob. abroad. 

2d son. 

Mrs. Bridget Hoar (daughter of John and Alicia Lisle and widow of Leonard 
Hoar, president of Harvard College) married 1686, Hezekiah Usher, Jr., who died 
5. p. July 11, 1697. She died May 25, 1723. See Usher Genealogy, Reg. xxiii. 
410-13.— Editor.] 

Thomas Cotton, of Pond Street, Hampstead, in the County of Middle- 
sex, gentleman, 9 May, 1730, proved 11 August, 1730, by Bridget Cotton, 
his widow, and Thomas Cotton, his son. To dear wife M" Bridgett Cot- 


Genealogical Gleanings in England. 


ton, who for many years has been a dear and tender wife to me and a faith- 
ful partner with me in all my joys and sorrows of life and a tender mother 
to all my dear children, &c. I appoint her executrix, in conjunction with 
my son Thomas Cotton, as soon as he shall become of age, which will be, 
God willing, on the 20 July next ensuing. To wife I give and bequeath 
whatever money, bonds, leases or estates that yet belong unto me m any 
wise upon the death of our dear Honoured mother, M" Bridgett Usher, 
late of .Boston in New England, left in trust with the Honoured Judge 
Sewal or others. At her decease all my effects, &c. to be equally divided 
between our two dear children Thomas Cotton and Alicia Cotton. For, 
as our eldest son M r Leonard Cotton wherever he at present is has long 
ago received from me far above the property of worldly goods I had to be- 
stow upon my children, I only give him ten pounds. 

The witnesses were Edward Morton, Anne Tauton and Eleanor Breare- 
cliff. Auber, 152. 

[The following pedigree is from Add. MS. 21458 (Brit. Museum), p. 54. 

Thomas Cotton of. = j "Wm. Fownes of Kendiey = Kliz'th, dau. of 

Auditor to .'Sir Thos. near Wenlock in co. ^ulop. Bo jght the upper Haigh 

Weston; supposed to be &c. of Anthony L'rton. 

eon or gr. son of Richard 30 .Sept. 16^6. Will dated 

Cotton of Coniberrnere. 7 April, lu55, pro. II 

January M5s. 

Bur. at Wortlev, Feb. 

1657, aet. G2. 

Wife of Leeke 
of Criggiiu. 

William Cotton of Nether Denby 

parish of Peniston. gen., an iron 

ma-ter, living at Worttey 1G56, at 

Hawkhurst, parish of Silkston lud7. 

Will dated ,'4 Feb. 1G74. Died 13 

March following and was bur. at 

Peniston church on 17th. He 

bought the Haigh of Wm. fc'ownes, 

Zi Sept. 1660. 

Eleanor Fownes, 

bur. at Peniston, 

30 Nov. 16yj. 

I ! I 

William, Daniel, Joanna, Joshua, Eleanor, 

mar. 1st Barbara, married ux. Thos. drowned ux. James 

dau. of Thos. & had issue. Hail (issue), at sea, or Wright, a 

Carwen; iidAnna, died in silenced 

dau. of Geo. Westby. Holland. minister. 

Issue by both. 

d. young. 



Thomas Cotton, V.D.M. 

born at or near VYortley lf>57. 

A minister in London many 

years. Died 17:;0& was buried 

in Buuhill Fields. 

= Bridget, dau. of Leonard Hoare, Pres'dt of Cambridge 
University in N. K., by Bridget his wife, dau. of the 
Lord Lisle ; who remarried Usher. Portrait* 

of some of this family are in poss'n of Mr. Bayes Cotton. 

Thomas Cotton = Rebecca, dau. of 

of Hackney, 

Atty. at Law 

second son, 

d. 23 March, 1797, 

«t. &7. Buried at" 

BunhiU Fields. 

Joshua Bayes 
V.D.M., minister 

in London, 
d. 7 Feb. 1799, aet. 82. 
Bur. in Buuhill Fields. 

Leonard Cotton = 
eldest son, J 

settled in America. 

d. unmarried. 

Colonel Cotton, 
an American Loyalist. 

Bayes Cotton, 


Mrs. Bridget Cotton is mentioned by her step-father, Hezekiah Usher, of Boston, 
in his will, recorded in Suffolk Co. Probate Registry (B. 11, p. 318), in which, after 
speaking in very strong terms of his wife, he goes on to say : ** But as for her 
daughter Bridget, if her mother had not been so undermining and over-reachinsr 
for her I should a been willing to have done what I could for her and I do give her 
the tumbler with the armes of a spread eagle with two heads but I think one head 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 65 

for a body is enough." This doubtless refers to the arms of the Hoare family. If 
so, is it not the earliest si<rn of their use in New England? 

In Massachusetts Archives at the State-House in Boston (Book 8, No. 22), in the 
case of Samuel Sewall, surviving trustee to Mrs. Bridget Usher, us. Winthrop, may 
be found a certificate from the Rev. Joshua Richardson, Rector of the parish church 
of Allhallows on the Wall, London, 1692, showing that Mr. Thomas Cotton of Pen- 
iston in the County of York, and Mrs. Bridgett Hoar of the Parish of St. Buttolph, 
Bishopsgate in the city of London, were married 21 June, 1089. And, in the «une 
volume (No. 67) is a deposition made by Henry Newman that Mrs. Bridgett iloar, 
daughter of Madame Usher, is the wife of Mr. Thomas Cotton, &c. H. f. w. 

I do not find the name Cotton among the patentees of land in the Virginia 
Land Registry Office. The following extracts from the Parish Register of Sussex 
County, Va., 1737-1775, in which the entries are made alphabetically by Christian 
not surname, may however be of some interest to the Cotton family of New England. 
Amelia dau. of John and Lucy Cotton b. Dec. 1, 1739. 



»< <l 


b. Sept. 24, 1741. 

Ephraim son 


tf «< 


b. Dec. 13, 1747. 

Drury, son 


" Jane 


b. Aug. 10, 1741. 

Mary dau. 


" Jean 


b. Apr'l 3, 1743. 

Frederick son 


and Susanna " 

b. June 11, 1760. 

Sponsors : Drury, Henry & Eliz h Cotton. 

Jesse son 


ii m 


b. Dec. 28, 1758. 

Drusilla dau. 


ii it 


b. Dec. 9, 1763. 

Howell son 


it M 


b. Mch 3, 1765. 

Edmund son 


ii <( 


b. Mch. 30, 1769. 

Sponsors : 

Thos. Whitfield, W m Sela &Eliz h Hight. 

Susanna dau. 


ii M 

Cotton b. Oct. 3, 1775. 

Becky dau. 


& Betty 

Cotton b. Mch. 29, 1756. 

Gary son 


ii ii 


b. Mch. 12, 1765. 

Jane dau. 


<< << 


b. Api. 14, 1762. 

Sally dau. 


ii ii 


b. June 2, 1748-9. 

Seth son 


a u 


b. Nov. 1, 1750. 

Weaver son 


(C II 


b.July 2, 1768. 

Betty dau. 


" Sarah 

Cotton b. Jan. 3, 1762. 

Thomas son 


ii n 


b. May 2, 1766. 

John son 


" Rebecca 


b. Oct. 22, 1772. 

William son 

1 1 

<t i> 


b. Nov. 6, 1769. 

Hardy son 


" Eliz* 


b. Feb. 1, 1766. 

Selah dau. 


it ti 


b. Dec. 14, 1759. 

Alsobrook son " 

ti ii 


b. Aug. 20, 1768. 

Lucretia dau. 


" Lucy 


b. Nov. 14, 1762. 

Littlebury son 


" Phebe 


b. Mch. 10, 1764. 

R. A. Brock, of Richmond, Va.] 

Robert Pecke, minister of the word of God at Hingham in the County 
of Norfolk, 24 July, 1651, proved 10 April, 1658, by Samuel Pecke, one 
of the executors. To Thomas, my son, and Samuel, my son, and their 
heirs forever the messuage wherein I now dwell, situate and lying in 
Hingham, and an enclosure called the Lady Close (of eight acres). To 
Robert Pecke, son of my son Robert deceased, twenty pounds at the age of 
twenty .three years. To John Pecke, son of. said Robert, ten pounds at 
the age of twenty two years. To Benjamin Pecke, the youngest son of 
said Robert Pecke deceased, twenty pounds at the age of twenty two years. 
To the children of Anne Mason, my daughter, wife of Capt. John Mason, 
of Seabrooke, on the river Connecticot in newe England, forty pounds to 
be divided equally and to be sent to my son John Mason to dispose of it for 
their use. To my son Joseph during his natural life fourteen pounds year- 
ly to be in hands of sons Thomas and Samuel, and I commit said son Joseph 
to the care of my two sons Thomas & Samuel. To the children of Thomas 
& Samuel, my sons, five pounds apiece at age of twenty one years. To my 


66 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

now wife Martha Pecke forty pounds within two months after my decease. 
If I depart this life in Hiugham my body may be interred in the church- 
yard near unto Anne, my wife deceased. 

When the will was proved power was reserved to Thomas Pecke, the 
other executor, to act. Wootton, 153. 

[" The .Lord and patron of Burgate i<* S r Edmund Bacon, Baronet. James Bacon, 
sonne of S r James Bacon of Friston, K nt , was Rector of Burgate in the time of K. 
Charles, an excellent preacher, but he had a very weake body, he married ... 

daughter of Honey wood Esq. She was grandchild of that famous M rs Mary 

Honeywood, so often made mention by devises in regard of her long distre«se of con- 
science, and brought up by her. The husband of yt M rt Mary Honey wood was a man 
of 3000£ pr annum, in those times. She was after the death of M r Bacon married 
to M r Robert Pecke Rector of Hinsrham in Norff. a woman of singular parts." — Add. 
MS. 15520, British Museum. 

This MS. is entitled on the cover, Church Notes for the County of Suff ilk, 1655- 
1665, and, on fly leaf, inside, k ' Ryce's Collections of the Antiquities ot Suffolk :" 
but this is undoubtedly a mistake. Robert Rice or Ryece. the antiquary, died in 
1637-8, as will be seen from his will (which follows). The handwriting shows these 
Notes to be the work of one of the Candler family. 

** John Hale, M r in Arts, was preacher there [in Mildenhall] in the time of the 
Long Parliament and there lived in very good esteeme, his father was a citizen of 
London — hee married Mary daughter of Thomas Sothehie Rector of Combes. She 
was since his death married airaine to Thomas Peck of Prittlewell in Essex— whose 

first wife was daughter of John Rogers the famous preacher of Dedham his 

2 d was daughter of Caley, this was his 3 d .''— Add. MS. 15520 British Muse- 
um. — H. F. W. 

More about the Rev. Robert Peck and his connection with the Bacon family will 
be found in the Register, xxsvii. 193. Rev. Robert Peck and his brother Joseph 
came to New England in 1638 (Reg. xv. 26) and settled at Hingham. The former 
returned to England. The latter remained here and has numerous descendants. 
one of whom, Ira B. Peck, Esq., of Woonsocket, R. I., published in 1868 a large 
volume on the family (Reg. xxiv. 96, 187). The will of Rev. Robert Peck, and that 
of his father, Robert Peck of Beccles in Suffolk, England, are printed in full by Mr. 
I. B. Peck, who also gives a tabular pedigree of the ancestors of the two New 
England emigrants for twenty generations. 

The descendants of Anne, daughter of the Rev. Robert Peck and wife of Capt. 
John Mason, the conqueror ol the Pequots, are the subject of an article by the late 
Chancellor Walworth in the Register, vol. xv. pp. 117-22, 217-24, 318 ; xvii. 39-42, 
214-19.— Editor.] 

Robert Rice of Preston in the County of Suffolk gentleman ; "This 
Seaveuth daie of ffebruary In the latter dayes of this miserable world from 
Christs birth 1637"; proved 16 February 1633 by Sara Allen executrix. 
My body to be buried in the South side of the Chancell in the church yard 
of Preston as near unto my wife as conveniently may be. To M r Thomas 
"Willis, now minister and Vicar of Preston. .... To my reverend and good 
friend, late minister and Curate in Great Waldingfield, M r Peachie, now 
resident in Clare or thereabouts. To my reverend good friend M r Stanes- 
bie, sometime minister of Little Waldiugfield, and to M r William Lambert 
now present minister of Little Waldiugfield. To my cousin Robert Flobert 
of Lynsey in the County of Suffolk, gentleman. To my cousin M r Wil- 
liam Munniugs, late resident at Sir Henry Myldmayes in the County of 
Essex. More, I give unto him and his heirs forever, my copyhold meadow 
in Monkes Illigh in the County of Suffolk, between the common river there 
and the King's highway leading from Monkes Illigh church to Brent- 
Elligh, containing four acres, commonly called Skipps meadows, and now 
in the occupation of Katherine Munniuge, widow; he to sell it and divide 
the proceeds between three of his sisters, Ann, Katherine and Ellen Muu- 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 67 

ninge, so as one half shail go to Anne Munninge, a^ed, lame and impotent, 
and the other half to Katherine and Ellen. To Thomas Manning, some- 
time my servant. To my cousin Robert Doe, of Bardwell. 

To my nephew John Appleton, the second son of my loving brother in 
the law John Appleton of Chilton, in the county of Suffolk deceased, my 
Latin bossed Bible, of Tri melius, in folio. To William Mills, of Lanham, 
in the County of Suffolk, painter and glazier, forty shillings, with all my 
boxes of Painting Colours, with the desire that, so long as he shall live and 
be able to work, that he do from time to time keep, renew and amend, a9 
need shail require, the decays of colours, words, letters, compartments and 
forms of those tables, writings and inscriptions which he hath at any time 
made for me, as they are fixed in the Parish church or chancell of Preston 
aforesaid. To Zouch Allen the son of my niece Sarah Allen, widow, my 
customary tenement called Perkins-Bronds, in Preston. To the aforesaid 
John Appleton my copyhold lands and tenements holden of the manor of 
Brettenham Hall in the said County of Suffolk. To my loving cousin Rich- 
ard Kymbould of Braintree in the county of Essex. To my cousins Rice 
Munning and his sister the wife of Francis Lucas. To Robert Johnson, 
my godson, and William Johnson, his brother, sometime my servant. To 
my loving brother-in-law Samuel Appleton, gentleman, now dwelling at 
Ipswich in New England. To Sarah Allen, sister of Zouch Allen, at the 
age of twenty one years. To Edmoud Betts, of this town, my tenant. My 
niece Mrs Sarah Allen, widow, to be the sole executrix. Harvey, 36. 

[ t; Kicce was yeoman of the Guard to K. lien. 7 note y* all the kings Guard were 
gentlemen borne at ye lirst hee was Capt of Kiece banke (?) and came to inhabit 
in Sutf. with little John Vere E. of Oxford. His sone was justice of Peace and 
6etled himselfe at Preston his name Roger he liued in Prestjn in the dayes of £dw. 
Mary & Eliza : (thus far Tilletson). Robert Kiece his sonnc had his education in 
Geneua in the house of Theodore Beza he liued in Preston in ye dayes of Q. Eliza; 
k. James and K. Charles and died lamented leaning a good name behind him but 
sine prole. He was a man very skilfull in Heraldy and set up the Royal] armes of 
England in a faire Table in ye church of Preston in Suff. and in the glasse windowea 
the coats of very many of the cheife gentry of Suff. in his time where they remaine 
this 25 of March 1655." Harleian M6. 6071 (Candler's), p. 313, British Museum. 

h. f. w. 

Samuel Appleton, named in this will, a son of Samuel Appleton of Little 
Waldingfield, Suffolk, England, was born in that parish in 1586. and was baptized 
there Aug. 13 of that year. He died in Rowley, Mass.. 1670. Messrs. I. A. Jewett 
(1850), John Appleton ( 1667) and \Y . S. Appleton (1873 and 1874) have published 
books on this family. Mr. Jewett prints the will of Robert Ryece in full. — Ed.] 

Agnes Darbt, relict of Augustine Darby of Bisley in the County of 
Surrey (nuncupative), 21 May. 1650, proved 18 June, 1650. To Henry 
Collier of Horsell, yeoman. lie to pay unto Edward Darby in New Eng- 
land ten pounds when he shall come and demand the same. To Richard 
Darby five shillings. To John Darby twelve pence. To Margaret Lee, 
wife of John Lee, five shillings. Youngest son Austen Darby. Son John 
Ellis. Joane Bow brick, wife of Thomas Bowbrick. Henry Lee a witness. 

Pembroke, 90. 

[Edward Darby or Derby was of Braintree, Mass. He married Jan. 25, 1659-60, 
Susanna Hook. Several others of the surname settled in New England. R >^er Der- 
by, from Topsham, Devonshire, settled in Ipswich, Mass., about 1671, and among 
other sons had Richard, born Oct. 167U, who settled in Sulem, Mass., and was the 
ancestor of a distinguished family. — Editor.] 

Richard Houghton, citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, 30 July, 
1652, proved 4 August, 1C52. To my sister Alice White forty shillings 

68 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

and to her son twelve pence. To my sister-in-law Anne Houghton twenty 
shillings and to her sons who are now in the Common Wealth of England 
forty shillings apiece, and to her other son who is now beyond the seas, if 
he be now living and come home safe and alive within one year after the 
date hereof, forty shillings. Furthermore unto one of my said sister in laws 
sons who is now married (a bequest) and to the other son here residing, 
&c. To my uncle Hanmer twenty shillings and to his children twelve pence 
apiece. To my cousin Thomas Cooke, living in Few lane. South wark, thir- 
ty shillings and to his children twelve pence apiece. To Daniel Cooke, 
where I now lodge, five .pounds, whom I desire to be sole executor. George 
Home, cordwainer, and M r Whittle, merchant taylor. to be overseers. A 
bequest to cousin Anne Cord, widow, and her children. To fifty poor tay- 
lors ten shillings apiece ; to fifty poor bodiesmakers ten shillings apiece ; 
to fifty poor glovers ten shillings apiece; to fifty poor widows ten shillings 
apiece. To the two eldest daughters of my executors wife twenty shillings 
apiece; to his own daughter Mary forty shillings and to M" Cooke herself 
thirty shillings to buy her a ring ; and to Daniel Man, to buy him a coat, 
ten shillings. Sundry other bequests made. Bowyer, 227. 

George Moody of Moulton in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, 20 Febru- 
ary, 1651. To wife Lydia my mansion house commonly called Fryatts 
&c. &c. To my cousin Mary Smith thirty pounds in the second year after 
my death. To my cousin Jonas Alston's wife thirty pounds four years after 
my decease. To my cousin Alstone's daughter, Ann Alstone ten pounds 
in the sixth year after my decease. To my cousin Samuel Warren, son of 
my sister, Margaret Warren, forty pounds in the third year after my de- 
cease. To ray cousin Clement Warren, son of my sister Margaret Warren, 
ten pounds in the fifth year after my decease. House to sister Margaret 
Warren and her son George Warren after her decease. To George War- 
ren's wife ten pounds in the fifth year after my decease. To her daughter 
Sara five pounds in the sixth year, «Scc. and five pounds among the rest of 
her children in the seventh year, &c. To my brother John Salmon's eldest 
son thirty pounds in the eighth year, &c. Ten pounds to the rest of his 
children in the ninth year. To Francis Hovell's children five pounds in 
the tenth year, &c. To Richard Ho veil of Ashfield Magna, to M r Croxeu, 
to M r Archer, to M r Chatchpole, to M r Deaken at Newmarket, to M r West- 
wood of Dallam, to the poor in Newmarket, of Gaseley, of Dallum, of 
Barrow, of Denham and of Moulton. M r Jonas Alston and John Salmon 
the younger to be executors. Certain lands to go to brother Samuel Moo- 
dy in Berry (sic) and to his heirs forever. Mr. Kyves to preach my funeral 
sermon. The witnesses were Thomas Warren and Nathaniel Eyre. 

Administration with the will annexed was granted 3 May, 1654, to Sam- 
uel Moody, brother of the deceased, &c. the executors having renounced the 
trust. Bowyer, 61. 

Samuel Moody, of Mowlton, in the County of Suffolk, Esquire, 18 
February, 1657, proved by his sou John Moody, executor, 28 June, 1658. 
To eldest son George Moody, houses, lands, &c. in Mowlton. My late 
mansion in Bury, where my son George now dwells, the lease renewed in 
my son's name. A son Henry named. To son John ail my lands in Ire- 
land. To Henry lauds in Gaywood near Lynn, in Norfolk (forty acres). 
To daughter Anne in three years after my death or at her day of marriage, 
and to daughter Elizabeth (with the same condition). To daughter Mar- 


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garet TVestropp, daughter Sarah Cooke and grandchild Mary Browne. To 
the poor of James Parish in Bury. To Mr Slater, minister in Bury. To 
the children of my sister Greenwood one hundred pounds in full for the 
debt which she or her husband claims from my brother George Moodye or 
his exeeutors or administrators. 

The witnesses were Thomas Stanton and Edward Oxborough. 

Wootton, 492. 

[The following pedigree is from Harl. MS. 6071 (British Museum), p. 512 (or 
fol. 254 b ). 


George Moody of Moulton == 
famous for his house keeping I 
and wast and plaine dealing. 

George = 

Moodye daughter 
of Moulton of Houill, 
a. p. ala. Smith. 



went over to 

Kew England 

Samuell Moody = Mary, daughter 

a wollen Druper 

in Bury. 
Alderman, of 
great power in 
committees. Justice 
of the peace since 
the death of K. 
Charles, chosen hy 
the Bourugh in Bury 
into seuerall parlia- 
ments in that time. 
After the death of 
his Brother he had 
his father's estate 
in reuertion. 

of .John Boldro, 

Gent, (of rit. 
Edmunds Bury). 


George=Anne, dau. 
Mondey of Ambrose 
a wollen Bigge of 
Draper Glenisford 
in Bury. Gent 




John Mood}— Anne, one Samuel Moody, 

Capt.offoote of the daus. a Capt. — 

& afterward &-co-heirs of Thomas. 

sergeant-major of Flowton. Henry. 

of horse in the all of 

service of the them 

Parliament. a. p. 
Since a merchant 
in Ipswich. 

Mary=John Browne, 
Moody, Alderman of 
eldest Bury thig 

daughter, year'e 16:8. 

Margaret Moody, 

married to 
Major W'esthorp 
of Huudon. 

Sarah Moody, 
m. to ffiB. Cooke 

of Bury, 
a Linen Draper. 

Anne Moody. Elizabeth Moody. 

John Moody, according to the Apostle Eliot's records, came to New England in 
1633 and settled at Roxbury. His wife was named Sarah. He removed to Hart- 
ford, Ct. His widow died in 1671 at Hadley. (See Reg. iv. 179 ; xxxv. 212 ; Win- 
throp's New England, ed. 1853, i. 126 ; Savage's Diet. iii. 225). — Editor.] 

Thomas Cobbet of Moorton, parish of Thame, in the County of Oxford, 
12 November, 1617, proved 11 February, 1617. My body to be buried in 
the church of Thame. To Thomas Cobbet, eldest son of my son John, five 
pounds within one year after my decease. To each of the rest of my son 
John's children forty shillings apiece within one year, &c. To sou Raphe 
Cobbet forty pounds within one year & six months, &c. To Thomas, eldest 
son of Raphe five pounds within one year and six months, &c, and to each 
of the rest of son Raphes children forty shillings (within the same period). 
To my son Christopher Pytts ten shillings, as a token of my love, and to 
my daughter Johane Pytts twenty pounds within one year, &c. To each 
of my god children twelve pence apiece. 


70 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Item, I give to my cousin Thomas Cobbett of Newbury forty shillings of 
good & lawful money of England, to be paid him within one year after my 
decease. My sou Johu Cobbett to be sole Executor ; and my brother John 
Cobbett and my son in law Christopher Pitts to be overseers and to have 
five shillings apiece fer their pains. Meade, 10. 

[Rev. Thomas Cobbet, of Lynn and Ipswich, Mass., is said by Mather to have 
been born in Newbury, England, in 1603. (See Magnolia, ed. 1853, vol. i. p. 518.) 
He was probably related to this family. — Editor.] 

Francis Fawconer, of Kingscleare in the County of Southampton' 
Gentleman, 1 September, 1662, proved 21 May, 1663. To the poor of 
the parish of Kingscleare three pounds, to be distributed within six days 
next after my decease. To my cousin Peter Fawconer, son of Richard 
Fawconer deceased, all my freeland containing thirty acres, more or less, 
and the barn and timber and wood thereupon growing, in Kingscleare 
Woolands, which I purchased and bought of James Waite, and all the 
rents issuiug out of the said lands, to the said Peter Fawconer and his heirs 
forever, aud twenty pounds aud all my wearing apparel. To his sister 
Elizabeth Fawconer one hundred pounds. 

Item I give and bequeath to my brother Edmond Fawconor that is liv- 
ing in New England two hundred pounds of lawfull money of England. 
To John Fawkner of Kingscleare twenty pounds. To Alice Person, wid- 
ow, one hundred pounds. To Elizabeth Fawconer, their sister, forty 
pounds. More, to the abovenamed Peter Fawconor a joyned bedstead, a 
bedmatt, a bedcord, a feather bed, a feather bolster, two feather pillowes, 
a pair of pillowbeares, a pair of sheets of the best, a pair of blankets, a 
coverlet and curtains and my great chest, &c. To Alice Person, widow, 
a brass pot, &c aud all the brewing vessell that I have standing at her 
brother John Fawconer's house except the brewing tub. To 2>icholas 
Knite of Kingscleare, miller, ten shillings ; to Elizabeth, his wife, forty 
shillings ; to her live children that she had by her first husband, that is, to 
Richard, Francis, John, Daniel and Anthony Fawkoner, twenty-five pounds 
to be equally divided amongst them, five pounds apiece, at the age of twen- 
ty one years. To Elizabeth Fawconer, sister of Peter (some pewter). To 
my brother in law, John Carter, and to Elizabeth, his wife, each a twenty 
shilling piece of gold. To John Carter the younger (some furniture stand- 
ing at Coldhenly House). To Agnes Fawkeuer, widow, twenty shillings. 
To W'mifrit Waite, wife of James Waite of Kingscleare ten shillings in 
gold ; and to their son James and daughter Katherine Waite ten shillings 
each. To Francis Friser, of Kingscleare, the elder, ten shillings. To Alice 
Alle ten shillings. To Christopher Dugdale of Husborne* ten shillings. 
To his five children that he had, by Master Webber's daughter, one hun- 
dred pounds, equally to be divided amongst them, twenty pounds apiece, at 
age of twenty one years. I appoint John Atfield of Kingscleare, gentle- 
man, overseer, and give him two twenty shilling pieces of gold, and to his 
wife one twenty shilling piece of gold. 

The residue to my sister's son, Matthew Webber, whom I make execu- 
tor; and it is my will that he should agree with my Lord's officers for the 
Heriotts that were due to the Lord at my decease and to pay them in mon- 
ey or in goods, as they can agree. 

Wit : John Atfiell, Nicholas Bartholomew (his mark). 

Juxon, GO. 
* This is probably meant for Hurstborne.— h. p. w. 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 71 

[The following pedigree of the Fawknor family of King's Clear, to which the tes- 
tator of the preceding will and his hrother Elmund (who settled in Andover, 
Massachusetts) must have belonged, is from the Visitation of Hampshire, 1031. 

Arms.— Sa. three falcons ar., beaked, legged and belied or. 
Crest.— A garb or, banded ar. 

Margaret=Richard Fawknor=Catharine. 


William Fawknor = 

Thomas Fawknor = Elizabeth, dau. 
of King's Clere. I of John Atfeld. 

Peter Fawknor = Joane, dau. of 
of Kings Clere. 1 Nicholas Withers* 
1 of Sidmanton. 


mar. John Lawrance 

of King's Cleere. 


Edward = 


ob. a. p. 

John Fawknor: 
of King's Cleere, 
m. 2d, Catherine, 

dau. of 

Haliwell. of 
and wid. of 

= Catherine dau. 
of John Apleton, 
of King's Cleere, 
first wife. 

William = 



Richard = Jane, 
1 Hugh Langley 




Thomas Fawknor = Barbara, dau. of 

of King's Cleere. 1 Thomas Goddard 

of Bircheuwood. 

Ellen mar. Francis 
Wyrdman of King's Cleere. 
third son of John Wyrdman 
of Charlton, in co. Berks. 

I I I I I 

Thomas Fawknor = Constance, dau. of Peter, John. Margaret, Catherine, 

of King's Cleere, | William Sotwell of ob. young. ob. young. ob. young. 
1634. Grenhain, in co. Berks. 

Constance, A daughter, 

ob. young. ob. before it was christened. H. F. w ] 

Thomas Browne, 17 April, 1663, proved 17 July, 1663. List of Prop- 
erty &c. viz :— on board the Samuel, Jemaico, one half of fifty thousand 
pounds of Sugar, the other half belonging to George Thompson. Goods 
coming per George Ladd. I left behind, in hands of George Thompson, 
&c. I have in Abraham Brown's hands, in New England, one hundred and 
fifty pounds. I have in brother William's hands about one hundred pounds. 
I have in Virginia employment fifty pounds, &c. 

For the hundred pounds to brother William, I freely forgive him. To 
my sister Joane Browne twenty pounds, besides ten pounds I owe her. To 
my cousin Joane Browne ten pounds. Which sums I desire may be paid 
out of the sugars I have in Barbados. The balance ; to my son Thomas. 
God sending him to age, one third, and two thirds to my wife Priscilla 

Wit : Argent Tuttle, William Browne. Juxon, 89. 

[Abraham Browne, an early settler of Watertown, is supposed by Bond, in his his- 
tory of ihat town, to be a son of Thomas Browne of Swan Hall, in the parish of 
Hawkedon, co., by his wife Joan. A tabular pedigree of this family from 
John Browne, alderman of Stamford, co. Lincoln, in 1376 and 1377, is found in that 
book, pp. 116-17. — Editor.] 

* Harleian MS. 1139 (fol. 22), in British Museum, gives the surname Whitacres, instead of 
Withers, as above. 

72 ■ Genealogical Gleanings in England. - [Jan. 

Thomas Fawxe, 25 December, 1651, proved 17 August, 1G52. To 
Robert Williams, the chirurgeon of the ship called the Peter, one watch 
and a cornelian ring. To my servant, William Martin, his passage to Vir- 
ginia and his freedom there and one suit of clothes with black ribbons. To 
the poor of Skeudley* parish in Lincolnshire forty shillings. To M r Hatch, 
woollen draper, nine pounds ; to M r Crayford seven pounds ; to Thos. Dagger 
one chest with whatsoever is in it. To my father one pair of silver fringed 
gloves and one pair of white gloves ; to my mother two rings with stones in 
them. To M r Murrell, M r John Richards, M r Corbiu, Matt. Johnson 
(sundry bequests). To my brother Robert my rapier and belt. To 
John lounge and John Stone, whom I make executors .... all my debts due 
to me in Virginia, and likewise the disposing of all my estate now shipped 
in the ship called the Peter, and the return whereof is to be divided among 
my brothers and sisters, whereof M rs Francis White is to have one part. To 
the seamen two cases of drams. 

The witnesses were Johu Richards and James Frisby. 

Bowyer, 220. 

Robert Nickolson, of London, Merchant, and son of Francis Nickol- 
son, Esq. 10 November, 1651. Ten pounds sterling towards the relief of 
the English captives in Turkey. Forty shillings to M r Pickett, sometime 
minister of Chappell alias Poutibridge, Essex, and twenty shillings to the 
poor of the said parish. To Capt. Sam: Matthewes of Virginia, Esq. one 
pair of Buckskin gloves, cost five shillings, and to M" Matthewes his wife 
two pairs of kid skin gloves. To Sam: Matthewes, the son of said Capt., 
one pair of Buckskin gloves and to his brother one pair of corderont (sic) 
gloves. To Mrs. Mary Bernard of Warwick River six pairs of kid gloves 
and to her daughters three pairs of gloves apiece. Item fourteen shillings 
more of gloves or other ware which Stephen Wooderife oweth me. I give 
unto John Younge, M r of the ship Peter of London twenty shillings ster- 
ling to buy his wife a ring and to himself a buckskin pair of gloves of five 
shillings. To M r John Richards two pairs of cordevant gloves and M r 
Lockers Sermons. To M r Thomas Fawne two pairs of cordevant gloves 
and Leo Afer, a History book. To John Stone twenty shillings, two pairs 
of Cordevant gloves, all the rest of the syrups and all the books in the cab- 
in. Gloves to Mr Driver, M r Freizby and Matthew Johnson. To John 
Corbin my coasting coat, my stuff coat and one turkey waistcoat and two 
pairs of cordevant gloves. To the seamen one case of Drams. To the 
steward, boatman, carpenter and gunner all my clothes and bedding, where- 
of the steward is to have one half. To the poors box five shillings. To 
Robert and Peter, each of them, one pair of gloves. To M" Veheath Land 
Vernald one diamond ring, one gold ring, the motto Idem qui pridem, which 
said M™ Veheath Land is daughter to M r8 Mary Vernald of Warwick 
River, widow. To M* Murrell aud the Doctor, to each of them one pair of 

All the which gifts are to be given and satisfied unto every and several 
said party or parties by the said John Younge aud John Corbiu at or near 
the Barbadoes or at or near Virginia upon demand, if the said John Younge 
and John Corbin shall think fit." Aud the said John Younge and John Cor- 
biu are to lay out four or five pounds upon my burial at the Barbadoes or 
at Virginia, &c. All my goods or all goods consigned to me, Robert Nick- 

* This is so written. Probably Skendleby is meant.— h. p. w. 


Cotton Mather to Henry Newman. 


olson, now shipped in the ship called the Peter, to be sold for the best ad- 
vantage and the returns to be paid to my father M r Francis Nickolson, 
Esq. in Ipswich. 

All the rest of my estate to be distributed equally between my brothers 
and sisters. Eldest brother Francis Nicholson mentioned. 

The witnesses were John Richards, Thomas Fawne and John Stone. 

The executors named in the will renounced the executorship and letters 
of administration issued 26 August, 1652, to Francis Nicholson the father, 
the testator being referred to as late in the parts beyond the seas deceased. 

Bowyer, 223. 

[I am indebted to Mr. Eedes for the sketch of the 
Nicholson coat of arms, of which an engraving will 
be found in the margin. It will be noticed that no 
colors are indicated on the shield. — h. f. w. 

Robert Nicholson was granted 500 acres of land in 
Charles City County, Virginia, Jan. 3, 1055, Book 
No. 4, p. 11, Va. Land Rtg. Office. 

The Samuel Matthews mentioned in the will, is 
presumably "an ancient planter " who was a mem- 
ber of the Council of the Colony of Virginia as carin- 
as 1629. In March, 1630. he built the tort at Point 
Comfort, James river. He served continuously in 
the Colonial Council or House of Burgesses, and 
latterly as County-Lieutenant of Warwick County, 
deriving thence his title of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 
1656 he was sent as one of the agents of the Colony 
to England, and on March 13, 1658, was elected by 
the assembly Governor of the Colony to succeed Ed- 
ward Digges. He was an honest, energetic and 
faithful servant of the Colony, and his death, which 
occurred in January, 1660, was universally lamented. 
The following grants to the name Matthews are 
on record in the Virginia Land Registry : 
Thomas Matthews " chirurgeon " 1100 acres in 
Henrico County. May 11. 1639, Book No. I, p. 646. 
Thomas Matthews M chirurgeon " 470 acres in Hen- 
rico County. Oct. 10. 1641, Book No. I, p. 777. 
" Captain Samuel Matthews Esq." 3000 acres upon Warwick river, Aug. 20, 1642, 

Book No. 1, p. 814. 
" Captain Samuel Matthews Esq. " 200 acres upon Warwick river, Aug. 20, 1642, 

Book No. I, p. 815. 
" Captain Samuel Matthews E-<q." 4000 acres on the North side of Rappahannock 
river, Jan'y 6 th , 1639, Book No. 1, p. 882. 
In regard to the name Barnard, mentioned in the will, it may be said that to Mrs. 
Anna Barnard was granted lOOOacres in Northumberland County, A pi.. 3, 1652, and 
among the "transports" or ''head-rights" was "Mr. Richard Bernard," Book 
No. 2, p. 306. Va. Land Reg. Office. R. A. Brock, of Richmond, Va.] 


Communicated by G. D. Scull, Esq., of Oxford, Eng. 

Tis a very sensible smile of the divine providence upon me, that has 
renewed my old acquaintance with you, and given me to enjoy the Favours 
of a correspondence which not only enlightens me with the Knowledge of 
many things that yeald me the greatest satisfaction, but also Enables me to 


74 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [Jan. 

converse with such as I most of all desire to unite withal in services to y e 
Kingdome of God. 

I have long since done with Parties, and am sick of them all (except 
one, in your third of guesses and the Fifteenth]. The Religion that I most 
value, and the intentions that I most pursue now happens to be so well 
Known, that I need not repeat unto you an account of it, nor can I suspect 
your agreement with me in it. If you can instruct me on any point, where- 
in I may here be useful to any of your friends I entreat that the goodness 
of your communications to me, may be continued and unwearied. 

Our country produces little entertainment for you. But of the Concio ad 
populum, enclosed in this paekett which I have singled out from the many 
things lately published here, (whereof dear J/r Boehm will show you some 
if you happen to see him) may do the poor Countrey any kindness by be- 
ing shown unto any potent persons, who may have wrong sentenceses of us 
or by having any paragraphs thereof transcribed into any of the papers 
that pass thro' y e Nation, I know your disposition. 

May the glorious Lord, who was the God and hope of your Excellent 
ancestor, be yours also and multiply His Blessings upon you. 

I am Sir 

Boston, N. E. Your most obliged 

1* vii. m. 1717 Friend & servant 

Mr Newman. Co. Mather. 



Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from vol. xxxviii. page 444.] 

No. IX. 
Capt. Isaac Johxson and his Mex. 

SAAC JOHNSON was the son of John, of Roxbury. He was 
born in England and came to Massachusetts with his father's 
family probably in the company with Gov. Winthrop. He was ad- 
mitted freeman March 4, 1635. 

He was of the Artillery Company in 1645, and was its captain 
in 1667. He was ensign of the " Rocksberry " military company 
previous to 1653, and on June 13th of that year was elected cap- 
tain. (See petition of dissent, Mass. Archives, vol. 67, page 45, 
overruled by the Court.) He was representative 1671. 

He married Elizabeth Porter, of Roxbury, January 20, 1637, 
and had six or more children, of whom the sons were John, died 
1661, Isaac and Nathaniel. 

On the 6th of July, 1675, while the forces under Maj. Savage 
were at Mount Hope, Capt. Johnson was sent with a small escort to 
conduct the fifty-two friendly Indians, raised by Maj. Gookin, to 
the army. From the fragment of a letter from Capt. Johnson to 
the Court, dated at Boston, July 10, 1675, we learn that a com- 
pany of these Indians was sent back from Mount Hope with him, 

1885.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. lb 

and that some trouble occurred with one of the oldest, called Tom, 
at Woodcock's Garrison, where they were resting on the march. 
This is the letter as it remains : 

Upon the 4 th day of this last week being at Woodcockes house and the 
Inglish and the iudiaus geting some refreshment and fixing their arms 
there was one from the oldest of them indians that was sent backe with 
us from the Army and withdrew himselfe from our Company under the 
pretence of geting a helve for his hachet but staying long we sent out 6 
men to see if they could find him in their search they found his hachet and 
a new knife : of his and returned without him we beinor desirous if it mijjht 
be to find what had becom of him sent againe 6 men they could not yet 
find him, we went to super (that is we seaven Inglish) before it was quite 
darke and while we were at super the said Tom did make aproach towards 
the other indians and was deserned by them and som of them called to him 
(sum say it was one or more of the indian Sentinells called to him) and 
bid him stand but he would not but fled away upon the which there being 
sum stire or commosion amongst the indians we rose from super and went 
out they telling us what was the caus of the tumult amongst them; there 
was an indian seen as before and now was run away telling of us which 
way he went I bad them follow and se if they could each him and Wood- 
cock sent out his doggs also they did soone take him and one of the Indians 
laying hold of him this indian did strike him on the side of the necke with 
a hatchet which he had borrowed to get a helve for his owne ; but the in- 
dian that was strooke by sum indians preventing the force of the blow the 
hurt was small which otherwise might have beene mortall for any thing 
we know ; we Inglish making all the hast to them we could did rescue the 
man that is that torn out of the rest of the indians hands as wee did appre- 
hend caus lest he should have beene pulled in peeces or killed by them ; we 
had him in to Woodcocks hous ; I asked him the reson of his doing after 
that maner as he did doing as though he intended mischeefe where as he 
had promised the govenor of the bay he would doe faithfull service against 
phillip and his men ; he answered he was counseled to doe as he did by 
Samson and another long Island indian they two indians were called and I 
asking of them if they did give Tom counsell to doe us hurt or to make 
trouble amongst us Samson first spake dening to have given Tom any 
such counsell ; then the long Island indian spook denieing any such thing : 
upon which said Tom laid two peeces of mony in my hand and told me they 
each of them gave him one of them peeces to hire hime to do what he did : 
they bothe denied the giving of him any mony ; woodcoke being by de- 
sired he might se the mony I gave it him ; he says Tom had that mony 
of him he having soe much lickors of him as cam to 3 d he changed a shil- 
ling for the said Tom & gave him a 6 d & a 3 d and that was the 6 d & 3 d 
which Tom did not denie. I told Tom he pretending soe as he had done 
to the governor as before and marching with us now part of two dayes and 
serve us thus he did acknowledg he had rebelld & deserved to dye only de- 
i sired he might die a quick .... death by which I doe supose his mean- 
ing was that he might not be delivered into the hands of the Indians 

boston 18 th July 1G75 youer honnor' Servaut 


Mass. Archives, vol. 67, p. 219. Johnson 


Soldiers in King Philip's War. 


On July 15th, on the news of the attack upon Mendon, Capt. 
Johnson was sent out with a company to relieve that town, and was 
joined there by Capt. Prentice and his troop about July 21st. The 
two captains address letters to the Court July 23d, explaining the 
situation of affairs at Mendon ; these letters are lost, but notice of 
them occurs, Mass. Arch. vol. 67, p. 226, in a Court Order of 
July 26th, commanding the return of both companies, except a 
guard to be left at Mendon by Capt. Johnson. See ante, vol. 
xxxviii. p. 280. 

Upon the mustering of forces for the Narraganset campaign, 
Capt. Johnson was placed in command of a company made up of 
men from Roxbury, Dorchester, Milton, Braintree, Weymouth, 
Hingham and Hull, seventy-five all told. Eight more were im- 
pressed but did not appear. The company took part in the memora- 
ble march and attack on the fort, as before related, and the brave 
captain was among the first to fall while gallantly leading his men 
across the fatal tree-bridge at the entrance to the fort. 

Credited under Capt Isaac Johnson. 
August 27 1675 Sept. 14 th 

Benjamin Wilson 




John Whaley 


09 00 

John Gates 




Thomas Warhlnck 


11 00 

John Barnes 




Nov. 30 th 

William Gemmison 


John Ireson 


11 00 





William Jaques 


11 00 

Thomas Hunt 




Jan'y 25 th 1675 


Experience Orris 




Nathaniel Beale 


17 00 

Richard Co well 




February 29 

James Couch 




John Langley 


00 00 

David Landon 




William Hasey 


14 00 

John Rugles 




Samuel Lincolne 

04 01 00 


3 d 

Joshuah Lazell 


14 00 

Ephraim Child 




March 24 th 1675 

George Walden 




Joseph Richards 


16 00 

I^ath 1 Toy 




Allin Dugland 
Thomas Thaxter 
John Burrell 


11 02 
16 00 
14 00 



Capt Johnson and Capt Jacob " 103 

March 24 th 1075 

Isaac Prince 


14 20 

Francis Gardnett 




George Vicary 


09 00 

Ephraim Lane 




John Bosworth 


14 00 

James Read 




Christopher Wheaton / 


08 00 

William Mellowes 




Joseph Benson 


16 00 

John Whitmarsh 




Isaac Morris 


14 00 

John Read 




April 24, 1676 

James Kumphryes 




John Fenner 


15 04 

John Loveli 




William Davenport 


14 00 

Isaac Cole 


14 00 

103 Capt. John Jacob of E'mgbam, of whom more hereafter. 


Soldiers in King Philip s War. 


Under Capt 


uson, June 24 th 

John Scott 

02 14 


Hezekiah King 


19 00 

Benjamin Bates 

05 02 


Henry Bowen Lieut. 


03 00 

Samuel Gardner 

02 16 


Ebenezer Hill 


14 00 

Joseph Goard 

02 14 00 

July 24 

Nathaniel Wilson 

02 14 


John Plum 


14 00 

Samuel Basse 

02 14 


Znchariah Gurny 


14 00 

Joseph Tucker 

04 01 


Charles Cahan 


14 00 

Ebenezer Owen 

02 14 


Onesiphorus Stanly 


14 00 

William Savell 

03 12 


John Spurr 


14 00 

Francis Nash 

02 14 


August 24 

Thomas Copelane 

02 14 


Henry Bartlett 


14 00 

Martin Sakins 

02 14 


Hopestill Humphries 


14 00 

Jonathan Pitcher 

00 12 


Thomas Grant 


14 00 

James Atkins 

02 14 


John Watson 


18 00 

Isaac Johnson Capt. 

05 11 


Sept 23 d 

"William Lincolne 

02 09 


John Bull 


18 00 

John Watson 

01 16 


Thomas Davenport 


10 02 

John Langley 

04 00 


The following list of Capt. Johnson's company, made at Dedham 
Dec. 10th, 1675, preserved in Mass. Archives, vol. 67, p. 293, 
has been published before in the Register, ante, vol. viii. p. 242 ; 
bat it is here inserted with several corrections, justified by Hull's 

" List of Capt Johnson's Company " 


Tho: Grant 


Henry Bowen 

Tho: Davenport 

Hezek: King 

John Watson 

Robert Stanton 

Jonas Humphrey 

W m Lincolne 


Joseph Richards 

Abiel Lamb 

Henry Withington 

All in Dugland 

John Scot 

George Minot 

John Whitmarsh 

Onesiphorus Stanly 

Isaack Ryall 

Peeter Gurnay 

Isaack Morrice 


Edward Kingman 

W m Danforth 

John Fennow 

John Read 

Joseph Goad 

Obadiah Wheaten 

James Read 

Sam 11 Gardiner 

Joseph Tucker 

John Lovet 

Nath: Wilson 

Benj. Crane 

Will Mellis 

tfohn Hubbard 


John Hollis 

Tho: Baker 

Ebenezer Owen 

John Burril 


Sam. Basse 


Thorn: Cheney 

W m Sable 

Benj. Bates 

John Corbin 

Tho: Holbrook 

John Jacob 

John Newel 

Rich Thayer 

John Langley 


Martin Saunders 

Edward Wilder 

Hen' y Mare his man 

Francis Nash 

Tho: Thaxter 

Hopestill Humphrey 

Increase Niles 

Ebenezer Lane 

John Spurre 

Henry Bartlet 

Sam: Lincolne 

Ebenezer Hill 

Tho: Copeland 

Ephraim Lane 

Nicholas Weymouth 

James Atkins 

Joshuah Lazel 

John Plummer 

Jonathan Pitcher 

John Bull 

Charles Cahan 

W m Hearsey 


JS'otes and Queries. 



Francis Gardiner 
Nath Beales 
Nath Nichols 
Humphrey Johnson 

W m Woodcock 

Isaack Prince 
Isaack Cole 
Henry Chamberlin 
75 appeared 
8 appeared not 

George Vicar 
John Bosworth 
Joseph Benson 
W m Chamberlin 
Christo: Wheaton / 

The following is preserved in the Mass. Archives, vol. 68, page 

The names of those soldiers y* were slayne & wounded of Capt Johnson's 

Comp a December 1675 
Capt Isa: Johnson of Roxbury 
Jonathan Pitcher Bran; (Braintree) 
Jos Watson of Roxbury 
W m Linckoru of Roxbury 
John Spur of Dorchester 
Benj. Crane of Milton 
Jn° Langley of Hingham 

Tho: Davenport Dr (Dorchester) 
Alliu Dugland of Weymouth 

4 slain 
Jn° faxton of Plingham 
Isaack King of Weymouth 
Left. Phineas Upham of Maiden 
wounded eight, and were 
Road Island Jan. 6 th 1075- 

The credits of those who went to conduct the Indians to Mount 
Hope would probably be placed under " Posts and Guides." The 
credits above, up to January, I infer to be for the service at Men- 
don. Some of his soldiers were left in garrison there, and were cred- 
ited accordingly, as will appear in the proper place. 



A Problem of New England Genealogy. — The abstract of the will of Mary God- 
wyn of Lyme Regis, England, given by Mr. Waters in the July number of the Reg- 
ister, has called my attention to a problem of New England genealogy of which I 
have been cognizant for a long time. The facts of the problem which are on this 
Bide of the Atlantic, have never been given in their entirety, and I will now attempt 
to state them, hoping that some one will have sufficient interest to fully solve the 
problem of which eo many elements are already known, and of which the remain- 
ing ones appear so ready to be grasped. 

Savage says William Hill settled at Dorchester, and was a man of importance 
there. He afterwards went to Connecticut, and his will is found at Hartford. It 
was made Sept. 9, 1649 ; it is not certain whether at Windsor or Fairfield. The in- 
Tentory at Windsor is dated Sept. 24, 1619, and that at Fairfield 16 Nov. 1649. In 
the will he mentions his wife Surah, his eldest daughter Sarah, who has had her por- 
tion, his eldest son "William, and other four children, Joseph, Ignatius, James, 

The daughter Sarah married Sept. 17, 1646, Joeeph Loomis, and died Aug. 23, 
1653. (See Savage.) 

The eldest son William only ever appears at Fairfield. (He married Elizabeth 
(born 1635) , daughter of the Rev. John Jones). Mention is there made of his pur- 
chasing certain lands of his father and mother Greenleaf. 

Next comes the will of Anthony Wilson, of Fairfield. (A. W. married twice : 
1st, Rachel, widovvof John Brundish, by whom he had a daughter Sarah ; 2d, Sarah 
nee Jones, widow of Thomas Bulkeley, who survived him.) In it (which exists 
only recorded in a book a good deal corroded by ink, which has partly burned away 
this will) he mentiona his wife Sarah and her children, his only daughter Surah, 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 79 

his cousin Thomas AVilson, his cousin Peter Clapham, his cousin Edward Wilson, 
his cousin Samuel Wilson, M who lives with me." his brother William Hill, his moth- 
er Hill, his brother Samuel Wilson, then together in one connection, the children of 
his brother Thomas Wilson, the children of" his sister Ann and the children of his 
brother John Wilson ; finally his brother Ignatius Hill and his brother James Hill. 
This will is not dated, but the inventory was taken April 8, 1062. 

Next comes the will of Edmond Greenleaf, of Boston, dated Dec. 22, 166S, who 
mentions his wife's three sons Will. Hill, Ignatius Hill, and James Hill, to whom 
their aunt gave £50 apiece, and of whom he says he sent something to Ignatius in 
Barbadoes. He also says he kept her (his wife's) grandchild, as he best remem- 
bers, three years to schooling, diet and apparel. 

Then we find at Boston the inventory, dated 12 Jan. 1675-6, of Ignatius Hill, be- 
ing £50 sent over from England, a legacy left to him by his aunt Mary Goodwin. 
Serj. James Hill was administrator of his brother. 

And finally at New York is found the will (made Dec. 14, 1688, probated Jan. 8, 
1688-9) of Samuel Wilson of the city of New York. He mentions his wife Eliza- 
beth, and makes his two sons Joseph and Ebenezer his residuary legatees. He speaks 
of Samuel Wilson, son of his son Joseph, and gives a legacy of £30 to Samuel Wil- 
son of Fairfield, '* one of the sons of my brother John Wilson deceased." 

From all of which it appears that Sarah must have married in England first a 
Wilson, then William Hill, and finally in New England Edmund Greenleaf, and 
had children by both the former husbands. 

Is it not to be hoped that the parish register of Lyme Regis will give at least the 
maiden name of Sarah, the christian name of her first husband, the baptisms of her 
Wilson children, and perhaps also those of some of her Hill children? 

0. P. Dexter. 

Goshen' Family History.— It may be of interest to genealogists to kuow that 
there exists in the possession of Dea. Edward Norton, of Goshen, Ct., a valuable 
work entitled, " Goshen Statistics and Family History.'' It is in closely written 
manuscript, and fills two large volumes of 1204 pages in the aggregate. It was pre- 
pared by Dea. Lewis M. Morton (ob. 1860). who was evidently an original investi- 
gator, particularly in the Connecticut towns that furnished the early settlers of 
Goshen. Besides giving a very full town history, it irives more or less extended 
notices of the following families, tracing, when possible, back to the first settle- 
ments in America : 

Beach, Bronson, Brownson, Buei, Collins, Cook, Deming, Griswold, Harris, 
Hart, Heaton, Hooker, Hopkins, Howe, Humphrey, Hurlburt, Ives, Kellogg, Lee, 
Lewis, Lucas, Lyman, Merrill, Mihs, Miller, Mix, Munson, Nash, iNewell, North, 
Norton, Ociatt, P ar me le. Rice (Roys or Royce), Stanley, Thomson, Towner, Tut- 
tle, Walter, Wadhnms, Willcox, Wiiloughby — besides incidental notices of numer- 
ous others. Families in italics have representatives living in Goshen to-day. 

The Norton record is the most complete, filling pages 893-1163. Altogether it is 
a most valuable collection, and its existence should be more generally known. Some 
entries were made as early as 1843, and the records were continued until shortly 
before Mr. Norton's death. Lucien M. Underwood. 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

Exchange of Prisoners with the Indians. — The following document, found 
among the Massachusetts Archives (Ixviii. 193), shows on what terms the early set- 
tlers tried to bring about an exchange of prisoners with the Indians. It is interest- 
ing in connection with Mr. Bodge "s articles on King Philip's War, now appearing 
in the Register. 8. a. g. 

For the Indian Sagamores & people that are in warre against us 
Inteligence is Come to us that you haue some English (especially weomen and 
children) in Captivity among you. 

"Wee haue therefore sent this messenger, offering to redeeme them either for pay- 
ment in goods or wompom ; or by exchange of prisoners. Wee desire your answer 
by this our nie^sen^er what price you demand for euery man woman and child, 
or if you willexchainge for Indians : if you haue any among you that can write your 
Answer to this our messuage, wee desire it in writting, and to that end haue sent 
paper pen and Iucke by the messenger. If you lett our messenger haue free accesse 

80 Notes and Queries, [Jan. 

to you and frecdonic of a safe returne ; Wee are willing to doe the like by any mes- 
senger of yours. Prouided he come vnarmed and Carry a white fiagg Vpon a staffe 
vissible to be seene ; which we calle a flagg of truce : and is vsed by Ciuil nations 
in time of warre when any messengers are sent in a way of treaty ; which wee haue 
done by our messenger. 

past by y e Council E. R S: & 
Boston-3l th of March 1676. was signed 

In testimony where of I haue set to my hand & scale J L Go. 

Seal with Arms. — " LOST about two Years since a Steel SEAL engraved, the 
Arms a Lion rampant, with three Mullets (Stars,) the Crest a Stag's Head, the 
Motto Pelle Tixiorem : Whoever has found the same, and will bring it to the Print- 
ers hereof, shall have a generous Reward."— The Massachusetts Gazette and Boston 
News- Letter,'' May 9, 1765. 

Can these arms be identified? s. a. o. 

[John C. J. Brown, of the Historic Genealogical Society's Heraldry Committee, 
furnishes the following notes : 

Motto (from Elvin ) : Pelle tiraorem — Drive off fear — Whatley. 

Ar?ns (from Burke) : Whatley (originally of Whatley near Froome, co. Somerset) 
— Gu. a lion ramp, or on a chief or three mullets sa. Edward Whatley was mayor 
of Bristol, Eng., in 1768. 

Crest (from Fairbain) : Whatley, Eng. a stag's head ppr. 

Books from the library of Joseph Whatley, with his book-plate in exact accord 
•with the lost seal, have passed through the auctions of Boston at various times dur- 
ing the last thirty years, and R. C. Lichtenstein, the collector, has preserved speci- 
mens in his collection.] 


Upham. — In the Register, xxv. 15. and in John Camden Hotten's book, page 386, 
it is shown that John Upham age 35. Elizabeth (Webb?) Upham (his wife) 32, 
John Upham, Jr., ase 7, Nathaniel Upham age 5, Elizabeth Upham age 3. and 
Sarah Upham aire 26, embarked at Weymouth, England, fur New England, March 
20th, 1635. Indications are that this family was from Somerset, and possibly from 
Badcome in that county. A suitable fee will be paid to any genealogist, English or 
American, who will furnish satisfactory proof of the birth or ancestry of John Up- 
ham above. 

The following English items which have recently been found, and not before 
printed with any notes on the Upham genealog}', may be of possible assistance in 
this connection, in addition to what appears in the January 1879 number of the 

There was a James George Upham, of the hamlet of Ratcliffe, in the parish of 
Stepney, co. Middlesex, Esq, (eldest son and heir apparent of James Upham of the 
same place, gentleman, by Sarah his wife, second daughter and co-heir of Rev. 
George Baxter, D.D., Rector of Glaston, Bucks, and Vicar of East Tilbury, Essex, 
and Margaret his wife, one of the daughters of John Huxley of Wyer Hall, in the 
parish of Edmonton. Middlesex, Esq.) who took the name and arms of Tatem only 
in 1807. As per official records at the College of Arms, London. 

Extract from Guilleman Pedigree in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, Vol. 
III. page 391. 

Lsaac Guilleman, M.D., of Ethara, born January 25th, 1811, died October 18th, 
1852, buried at Etham ; married Anne Pierce, eldest daughter of John Upham of 
London, West India merchant. Married June Sth, 1839. 

It is possible that these families, if they could be found, might be able to go 
back far enough to lead to the required information. 

Fort Custer, Montana. Frank Kidder Ufham. 

Balch. — In the Register, vol. xxxviii. 228, is an inquiry in regard to John Balch 

of Beverly, who married Phcbe (?) , 1790. Having some interest in regard to 

the above, I addressed a note to Dr. G. B. Balch, of STonkera, N. Y.. asking for in- 
formation, in answer he forwarded to me a statement, of which the following is 
the substance : 

1885.1 JSTotes and Queries. 81 

John 1 Balch married Pliebe (Howard ?), was born 1772, married 1792, died 1349. 
His descent from Benjamin 1 the immigrant is as follows : Benjamin? had four sons 
— Samuel. Joseph, John and Freeborn. Freeborn* had nine children. Freeborn* 
had three children. Freeborn? was twice married ; fir&t wife. Hubbard ; -2d, Mrs. 
Piatt, nee Mary Perkins. They had seven children— Mary, Mchitable, Benjamin, 
Wesley P., Eunice. Abigail and John, 6 the person desired. 

It would aft' >rd Mr. Balch sincere pleasure if lie could have names, births, mar- 
riages, occupations, religions and deaths of the said John's children, or any data 
concerning them, and for which favor he will be most happy to reciprocate.. I will 
regard it an especial privilege to transmit to him anythiug sent to me. 

Beverly, Mass. Aug. A. Galloupe. 

Willey — Asbtell. — In the Register, xxxv. 382, mention is made of Sarah, wife 
of Isaac Willey, of Lyme, Conn., and daughter of William Ashfell, of N. Yar- 
mouth, in a deed of 1729. Can any record be found of their marriage, which was 
probably a second one on his part ? H. Willey. 

JSew Bedford, Mass. 

Clark. — Information is wanted of the parentage and ancestry of David Clark, of 
Kittery, and of his wife Hannah Frost, who were married Jan. 12, 1724; and of 
Abigail Dennett, who married their son, Nathaniel Clark, Dec. 21, 1749. 

Any dates or other information of the above families, or of any of the Kittery 
Clarks, their kindred or descendants, deceased or living, will be very gratefully 
received. Ira S. Locke. 

176 Middle Si., Portland, Me. 

Perkins Families. — Savage, N. E. Gen. Dictionary, vol. ii. p. 390, says, u Sam- 
uel Haynes, of Portsmouth, married 9 Jan. 1673, Mary Fifield, prob. dau. of Giles, 
of Hampton." The wife of Giles 2 Fifield was Mary, daughter of Abraham 1 Per- 
kins, of Hampton. In The will of Perkins, of 22 August, 1683, he says : s< I do giv3 
my grand daughter Mary Fifield now dwelling with me five pounds." If Mary 
Fifield was unmarried in 1683 she could not have married Haynes in 1673. 

Luke Perkin?, blacksmith, of Wrentham, mortgaged 30 May, 1755, to Thomas 
Arnold, of Smithlield, R. I., real estate, blacksmith shop and tools in Wrentham, 
for £14 lis. (Suffolk Records.) This man was probably son of Luke 3 Perkins, of 
Plympton, and was born 17 Sept. 1695. Luke 4 Perkins, according to Ply nip ton 
Records, married Ruth, daughter of Robert Cushman," Jan. 28, 1716-17, and had 
children, Ignatius, born 15 July, 1720 ; Hannah, born 27 May, 1723 ; Mary, born 
28 June, 1726, and moved away. Cushman Genealogy, page 131, says the family 
removed to Bridge water, but I do not find him there. Ignatius Perkins married 
Keziah Davis at Freetown, 10 Nov. 1743. He moved to Wrentham and lived there 
between 1746 and 1754, and then returned to Freetown. He was probably son of 
Luke and Ruth Perkins, as was Ensign Luke Perkins who died in Bridge water, 
1776, aged 51. I have been unable to find where this Luke Perkins of Wrentham 
went to. I should be glad to learn of him. 

Judge Mitchell, in his History of Bridgewater, page 265, makes sad havoc with 
the family of David 2 Perkins, Sen., who moved from Beverly to Bridgewater in 1688, 
and was the first representative to the General Court after the union of the two col- 
onies in 1690. Mitchell gives him a second wife and nine children which belonged 
to his son David 3 Perkins, Jr. 

David 2 Perkins was son of Abraham 1 Perkins, of Hampton, born 28 Oct. 1653, 
died Oct. 1, 1736, aged 84. Grave-stone, S. Bridgewater. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Francis^ Brown, of Newbury, about 1675. She was born 17 Oct. 1654, 
died July 14, 1735, aged 80. Grave-stone. Their children were : 

David, 3 b. Beverly, m. Martha Howard, 1699; 9 children. Lived in Bridgew. 

Nathan, 3 b. Beverly, m. Martha Leonard, 1709 ; 6 children. Lived in Bridgew. 

Abraham, 3 b. Beverly, in. Tabitha Niles, sister of Rev. Samuel Niles, 1708. 
Lived in S. Kingston, R. I. 4 children. 

Thomas, 3 b. Bridgewater, 1688, m. Mary -Washburn, 1717; 5 children. Lived in 
Bridgewater. J. W. Porter. 

Bangor, Me. 


82 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Follet. — Savage says Nicholas Follet, of Dover, N. EL, bad wife Hannah, and 
that the widow married 2d, Richard Nason, of Kittery, Me. It was Abigail, widow 
of Nicholas 1 Follet, and the mother of the Nicholas- Follet who had wife Hannah, 
who married Richard Nason, and Nason in codicil to will, dated 1691, proved 1696, 
recorded in York Co., Me., calls her Abigail. 

The Follet notes iu Register (ante, vol. vi. p. 33, and vol. ix. p. 366) need cor- 

William Follet, who married 2d, 20 July, 1671, Elizabeth, widow of William 
Drew, is not known to have left children. He was dead in 1705, and widow Eliz- 
abeth was administratrix. 

Nicholas 1 Follet (probably brother to William) had wife Abigail -, and died 

sometime before 1691, fur in that year she is mentioned in the will of Richard Na- 
son as hi3 wife, and as formerly the wife of Nicholas Follet. Nicholas 1 and wife 
Abigail had Mary, 2 Nicholas,'- Sarah 2 and perhaps others. Mary- Follet ( Nicho- 
las 1 ) married William Witham, of Dover. Sarah- Follet married John Meader, 
Jr., of Dover, and had a child born 1661 . 

Nicholas 2 Follet (Nicholas 1 ) had wife Hannah ; was a mariner; lived in 

Dover and Portsmouth ; will 29 April, 1700, in the Bay ot Carapeachy, and proved 
19 August, 1700. He mentions wife Hannah and children Philip, 3 Caleb, 3 Nich- 
olas 3 and Benjamin. 3 

Nicholas 3 Follet (Nicholas,- Nicholas 1 ), born 5 Nov. 1677: married in Ports- 
mouth, 12 September, 1700, Mary Hull, and died 29 August, 1722. 

Ichabod Follet, of Dover, married Temperance as early as 1720. 

Dover, N. H. John R. Ham. 

Rev. John Clark's Autograph. — Where can I find an original autograph of Rev. 
John Clark, who was the minister at Exeter, N. H., 1693 to 1705 ? 

G. K. Clarke. 

Genealogical Queries. — Who was Elizabeth Sherburne, who married Capt. Jon- 
athan Sanborn of Hampton, N. H., about 1698 ? Who ^ere the parents of Marga- 
ret Taylor who married Tristram Sanborn, 25 April, 17 i I ? She was of Exeter, 
N. II. Who were the parents of Sarah, widow of John Carter, who married Sam- 
uel Rand of Charlestown. 10 Dec. 172S? Who were the parents of Susanna Fors- 
ter, born in Attleboro', Mass., 4 mo. 15th day, 1751, and who married Micajah 
Dudley of Durham, Me.? Who were the parents of Mary Burbank, who mar- 
ried 6 April, 1693, Joseph Hardy of Bradford, Muss.? Whose daughter was Mary 
Watson, who married 20 Feb. 1709 — 10, Samuel Gage of Rowley, Mass. ? 

G. K. Clarke. 


Children Named for Washington (ante, xxvii. 85; xxxviii. 341). — In the Reg- 
ister for July last is a query whether any child was named " in honor of General 
Washington*' earlier than Oct. 18, 1777. My grandfather, Timothy Paige, of 
Hardwick, Mass. (subsequently colonel of militia), named his youngest son George 
Washington within eight weeks after that illustrious man assumed command of the 
American army in Cambridge. The son was born August 24, 1775, and was bap- 
tized three days later; he became an eminent physician in Colchester, N. Y., 
where he died September 10, 1831. He. was uniformly called Washington by the 
family and by his familiar associates. Lucius R. Paige. 

Cambridge , Mass. 

On the ancient church records of Stoughton (now Canton) I find the following 
entry under the head of baptisms : 

"July 30, 1775, George Washington of Co 1 W m Trot." This entry is in the hand- 
writing of the Rev. Samuel Dunbar (II. C. 1727), who was for nearly fifty-six 
years pastor of the Canton church. He was a chaplain in Col. Brown's regiment 
at Crown Point, and in the same capacity at " The Lines " in 1775. As this Col. 
Trot had no connection with Canton, I judge the child was baptized elsewhere, and 
that Mr. Dunbar recorded it to swell the sum total of his yearly baptisms. Some 
years ago I incorporated in my MS. History of Canton, the following item, taken 
from this magazine, January, 1873, p. 85 : " On August 3, 1775, Mr. Dunbar bap- 
tized a child of Col. Robinson, at Cambridge. This was the first child named for 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 83 

the father of his country." This was undoubtedly the Col. Lemuel Robinson, who 
was in command of one of the Massachusetts regiments. He kept the " Liberty 
Tree " at Dorchester, where one of the famous ante-revolutionary meetings was 
held. See John Adams's Diary, vol. ii., also Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. 

Canton, Mass. Daniel T. V. Huntoon. 

In the Register for January, 1873, I find a question asked by Rear Adm. Geo. 
H. Preble, ' U.S.N ., relative to a child of Colonel Robinson named George Wash- 

If it is not too late. I wish to say that this child, the first one named after Gen. 
Washington, was the son of Col. Lemuel Robinson of Dorchester, and died 
when quite young. His father died in 1776 of small-pox while with his army in 
Boston, and was buried in the family tomb No. 10 in the Park St. ground. Proba- 
bly this child was interred there also. Edmond H. Payson. 

Salem, Mass. 

Size of New England Families. — One of Mr. Scull's notes (ante, vol. xxxviii. p. 
379) shows the great decrease in the size of the New England family of to-day ;is 
compared with that of 1675. The average number of persons to a family at this 
early period was, according to an original manuscript from which he copied, 9.02 ; 
according to the census of Massachusetts for 1880. the average number to each fam- 
ly in Boston was 4.99, and the average for the whole state was but 4.70. No town 
or city averaged as high as 5. E. 11. Goss. 

Melrose, Mass. 

BRorGHTON and Biscoe. — On page 299 of the Register for July, 1S83, it is 
stated that the name of Thomas Broughton's brother William, of YVatertown, Mass., 
appears upon the Court records in 1650. 

From Mr. Wyman's Abstract of Middlesex County Court Files, made for this 
society (the original paper referred to now missing from the files), it appears 
that William Broughton was not of Watertown, but prosecuted a suit at court 
through his brother Thomas Broughton of Watertown against Ralph Woorey of 
London, who gave a bond, April 2, 1646, " to pay William Broughton at his house 
in Bartholomew Lane neare the Royall Exchange in London." Mr. Henry F. Wa- 
ters writes from London that Thomas Broughton's wife's lather was Nathaniel Bis- 
coe, and not Briscoe. Henry £. Waite. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Andover, England. — I was staying a few weeks ago at Andover, Harts, with a 
friend who has unearthed the ancient records of that borough which extend back 
at least as early as the reign of Henry III. Most of the documents I saw were thir- 
teenth century guild roils, containing a vast amount of personal information relat- 
ing to ancient Andover. As many of the early settlers of Massachusetts came from 
Hampshire, the value of these documents for elucidating the history of many of the 
New England families is obvious. I believe it is under the consideration of the 
town council of Andover, whether these documents shall not be printed, as they 
feet that they are too valuable for any further risk to be undergone. I think the 
expense of doing this causes the council to hesitate, for Andover is but a small town. 
It occurs to me that as this proposal is one of equal interest to America, perhaps 
some persons there might be disposed to assist. W. P. W. Puilllmore. 

28 Budge Row, London E. C, England. 

Rhode Island Families. — The publishers of the Rhode Island Historical Maga- 
zine, Newport, R. I., have opened a Register wherein to record the addresses of all 
those who are compiling genealogies of Rhode Island families, and those who have 
records relating to them, or are otherwise interested in the genealogy of that state. 
Circulars of family reunions and genealogical works are filed as received. 

Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society.— The seventh volume of 
the Collections is in press. Subscription price §1 .50 for one copy to members, 
and $2.50 to other persons or to members for additional copies. 

84' Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

The Visitation' of Somerset in 1531 and 1573. Edited by the Rev. F. W. Wea- 
ver, M.A., Mngd. Coll., Oxford, member of the Harleian Society. — This book iff in 
press, and will be completed early in 18S5. It is not a mere copy of the Visitations,. 
but it contains many notes and references' to Collinson's "Somerset," lloare's 
tk Wilts," Hutchins's " Dorset." Westeote's '* Devon," and to the Visitations of 
those Counties, and also some pedigrees from Sir Thomas Phillipps's " Visitations of 
Somerset," a very scarce book. In nearly all cases the Editor has civen the parish 
where' a Manor may be found. Price to subscribers in America 13 shillings, post 
free, if early application is made. Address Rev. F. \V. Weaver, Milton Vicarage, 
Evercreech, Bath, England. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to fur- 
Dish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and other 
information which they think will be useful. We would suggest that all facts of 
interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially ser- 
vice under the IT. S. government, the holding of other offices, graduation from 
college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates of birth, marriages, 
residence and death. When there are more than one christian name they should all 
be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full names are 

Goodrkke. By C. A. Goodricke, Esq., 34 Alkhani Road, Stamford Hill, London 
(N.) England. — Mr. Goodricke has ready for the press a work entitled, " Records 
of the Family of Goodricke of Lincolnshire; Ely. co. Cambridge; Norfolk; and 
Yorkshire, 15th Century to the Present Time." Only a limited number of copies, 
sufficient to cover the cose of production, will be printed. Subscribers should ap- 
ply early, as the list will be closed when the requisite number is obtained. The 
volume will be a superroyal octavo, and will be illustrated with portraits, views 
and arms. Price one guinea. It will contain in addition to pedigrees and gen- 
ealogical and historical accounts of all the known branches of the Goodricke family, 
a collection of upwards of fifty family wills, administrations and inquisitiones post 
mortem, of which about twenty-five will be printed " in extenso." 

The Dorchester Popes. — Col. William Pope, late of this city, published in 1862 
a sketch of his k " Ancestors and Descendants," including a good amount of matter 
pertaining to the general family of which he was an honored member. A very 
small number of copies was printed, and the edition is nearly exhausted. But the 
very extensive membership of the family has seemed to demand a " Pope Book " 
of wider scope ; and the increased facilities for genealogical researcli open the way 
for more critical and extended analysis of the early history of the subject, the biog- 
raphy of the first and second generations in this country ; the English origin of the 
family ; the relation of the various immigrants by this name, and other matters. 
Rev. Charles Henry Pope, of Farmington, Maine (Bowdoin College J 862. Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary, 1865), has this book in, hand now, and is pushing it as 
rapidly as nis leisure will aliow. 

Local Histories in Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
any of these cities, town??, counties, etc., are advised to send them at once to the 
persons engaged in writing the several histories. 

Farmington, Maine. — In 1846 the late Judge Thomas Parker published a brief 
and limited, yet very creditable sketch of the above town and its early inhabi- 
tants; but had little material and few helps for the task. At present, Francis 
' Gould Butler, Esq., is engaged in preparing a full and compendious history of the 
town, having the assistance of Miss Mittie B. Fairbanks in the genealogical depart- 
ment. The work is well in hand, and publication may be looked for at no distant 


New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 
Boston, Mass., Wednesday , February 6, 1884. — A stated meeting was held at the 
Society's House, 18 Somerset Street, at three o'clock this afternoon, the president, 
the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, in the chair. 

1885.] Societies and their Proceedings, 85 

Hon. Charles Adams, Jr., of North Brookfield, Mass., read a paper on "The 
Method pursued by the Town of North Brooktield to replace its Lost Records and 
Obtain Material for its History.'' An abstract of this important paper was printed 
in Boston Evening Transcript, Feb. 7, 1884. 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported 40 volumes and 74 pamphlets as do- 

Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., the historiographer, reported memorial sketches 
of two members recently deceased, Hon. Gerry W. Cochrane and Edward S. Rand, 

March 6. — A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in the 

Rev. Edward F. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, announced and exhibited 
some of the principal donations received during the past month, among which was 
a bullet taken by Arthur Savage from the body of General Joseph Warren on the 
morning after the death of Warren at the battle of Bunker Hill. The bullet was 
presented by Mr. Savage in 1789 or 1790, to the Rev. William Montague, whose 
5on, William Henry Montague, the only surviving founder of this society, now pre- 
sents it to the society. A letter from Mr. Montague and the deposition of his father 
in 1833, giving the history of the bullet, were read. Thank3 were voted to Mr. Mon- 
tague and the other donors. 

Hon. Benjamin A. G. Fuller read a paper on " General Seth Williams." Gen. 
Williams was a distinguished officer in the late civil war. 

The corresponding secretary reported letters accepting the membership to which 
they had been elected, from Rev. Alonzo A. Miner, D.D., Hon. Leopold Morse, 
Frank Brownell, James J. Goodwin and Hon. Timothy T. Sawyer, as resident mem- 
bers, and John Eglington Bailey, F.S.A., of Stretford, England, as a correspond- 
ing member. 

The librarian reported 14 volumes and 23 pamphlets as donations. 

The historiographer reported a memorial sketch of Jonathan Mason, a resident 
member recently deceased. 

The meeting was adjourned to Wednesday, March 19. 

March 19. — The adjourned meeting was held this afternoon. In the absence of 
the president, the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter was chosen president pro tern. 

•Thomas W. Silloway read a Daper entitled " Harvard's First Graduate; a Eio- 
graphical Sketch of Benjamin Wuodbridge." 

The death of the Rev. Dorus Clarke, D.D., for many years an officer of the soci- 
ety, was announced, and a committee appointed to prepare resolutions on his death. 

April 2. — A quarterly meeting was held this afternoon, Hon. Nathaniel F. Saf- 
ford in the chair. 

Rev. James Freeman Clarke, D.D., read a paper on " Gen. William Hull." 

The librarian reported the monthly donations as 40 volumes and 155 pamphlets. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of two deceased members — Rev. 
Dorus Clarke, D.D., and George A. Simmons, both of Boston. 

May 7.— A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in the 

. Rev. Henry A. Hazen, chairman of the committee appointed March 19, reported 
resolutions on the death of the Rev. Dorus Clarke, which were unanimously 

Reuben Rawson Dodge, of Wilkinsonville, Mass., presented to the society por- 
traits of Edward Rawson and his daughter Rebecca, and the Rawson family bible. 
He gave an account of his labors in collecting the genealogy of the Rawson "family, 
by which he discovered and secured these valuable relics. A memoir of Mr. Dodge 
is printed in this number of the Register (ante, pp. 52-59), to which the reader is 
referred for particulars concerning his self-sacrificing investigations. 

Other donations were announced by Col. A. II. Hoyt and the corresponding and 
recording secretaries. 

Rev. John H. lieywood, of Cambridge, read a paper on " Daniel Boone and the 
Genesis of Kentucky." After remarks by members, thanks were voted to Rev. Mr. 
Hey wood. 

The corresponding secretary reported letters of acceptance from the Rijrht Hon. 
William Ewart Gladstone, of London, Eng., as an honorary member ; Nathaniel H. 
Morlson, LL.D., of Baltimore, Md., as a corresponding member, and Nathan Mat- 


86 Societies and their Proceedings, [Jan. 

thews, Jr., Charles A. Richardson, Jonathan E. Pecker, Charles F. Pother. Edward 
E. Pratt, Rev. A. P. Marvin. Samuel F. Earn, George Sheffield, James A. Woolsun, 
Marshall M. Cutter, Gen. Francis Fessenden and James F. Dor^ey, as resident 

The librarian reported 26 volumes and 239 pamphlets as donations in April. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of six deceased members — Willard 
Parker, M.D., LL.D., and James Spear Loring, of New York ; Hon. Francis B. 
Fogg, of Nashville, Tenn. ; Rev. David McKinney, D.D., of Plattsburg, Pa. ; and 
Josiah M. Jones and Charles A. Jones, of Boston. 

June 4. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, the president in the chair. 

The corresponding secretary and Col. Hoyt announced donations. 

Rev. Samuel J. Barrows, editor of the Christian Register, read a paper on " Wil- 
liam II. Seward and the Alto Velo Case." 

The corresponding secretary reported letters of acceptance from Warren Laddand 
Gardiner A. Churchill as resident members; and the Hon. Dr. Lewis II. Steiner, of 
Frederick, Md., as corresponding member. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence. Tuesday. March 4, 1884. — A stated meeting was held this eveninsr at 
the society's cabinet, Waterman Street, the president, William Gammell, LL.D., 
in the chair. 

Prof. William S. Liscomb read a scholarly paper on " The Destruction of Works 
of Art." 

March 18. — A stated meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the 

Rev. William Elliott Griffis, of Schenectady, N. Y., read a paper on ** Commo- 
dore Matthew Calbraith Perry, the Typical American Naval Officer." 

April 15. — A meeting was held this evening, Prof. Charles W. Parsons, M.D., 
in the chair. 

William A. Mowry, Ph.D., read a paper on " The Supreme Moment in Ameri- 
can History," that is, the victory gained in 1759 on the Piains of Abraham by Great 
Britain over the French nation, which decided the language, laws, religion and civ- 
ilization of this portion of the globe. 

July I. — A quarterly meeting was held this evening, the president in the chair. 

Prof. Lincoln reported that steps would be taken to bring out soon the seventh 
volume of the society's "Collections." - ' 

Moses B. I. Goddard read a paper on " The Construction and Career of the ship 
Ann and Hope." He began with the laying of the beams of the ship in 1795 at 
Providence, and ended with its wreck in 1806 at Block Island, after six remarkable 
voyages to the East Indies. 

Maine Genealogical Society. 

Portland, Friday, Oct. 31, 1884. — A meeting of this society was held this even- 
ins, the president, the Hon. John F. Anderson, in the chair. 

l)r. Albion K. P. Meserve read a paper on " The Early Days of the Town of 
Standish, Maine." 

William A. Smith read a paper on " William Widirery." Mr. W. was a judge 
of the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, appointed by Gov. Gerry in 1812. 

Thanks were voted to Dr. Meserve and Mr. Smith for their papers. 

Newport Historical Society. 

This society has recently purchased and restored the old meeting-house of the 
Seventh Day Baptist Society on Barney Street, Newport, which was erected in 1729, 
and has removed its library to that building. The society respectfully asks as- 
sistance in the collection of books, pamphlets, newspapers, relics, portraits, photo- 
graphs, paintings, maps, &c, relating to Newport. Files of old newspapers pub- 
linhed in Newport, Newport directories, and historical, biographical and genealog- 
ical works relating to the city, are particularly desired. 

1885.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, 87 

Delaware Historical Society. 

Wilmington, Monday, Oct. 21, 1884. — A meeting was held this evening, the 
president, Hon. Leonard E. Wales, in the chair. 

The librarian reported as donations 9 volumes and 65 pamphlets. 

The Hon. William G. Whiteley read a paper on the ** .Revolutionary Soldiers of 

A minute of respect to the memory of Ccesar Rodney, one of the oldest and most 
active members of the society, prepared by Judge Wales and entered on the record, 
was ordered to be printed in the newspapers. 

Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Monday, Oct. 27, 1884. — A meeting of the executive committee was 
held this evening, William Wirt Henry, vice-president, in the chair. Present, 
Messrs. Henry, Curry, Wilford, Ott, Brock and Barksdale. 

A large number of books, manuscripts, maps and relics were reported. 

Communications were read from Gen. Charles B. Norton, secretary of the com- 
mission for holding the American Exhibition in London, to commence May 1, lbS6, 
asking the cooperation of the society, and requesting that it be represented in a meet- 
ing of the leading historical and scientific societies of the United States to be held in 
London during the exhibition ; and from John T. Hassam, of Boston, Mass., repre- 
senting the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society, {riving information of the valuable 
results of the researches of Henry F. Waters among the archives of Great Britain 
during the past two years, under the auspices of that society, and transmitting a 
list of unpublished documents illustrating the early history of Virginia, recently 
discovered by Mr. "Waters. So broad is the scope of the investigations of Mr. Wa- 
ters, and so important in their promise to the whole field of American literature, 
that Mr. Hassam suggested that the Legislature of Virginia or its enlightened citi- 
zens might be disposed to contribute towards the expenses of the further labors of 
Mr. Waters. 

Orin L. Cottrel was elected a member of the executive committee in place of Tho- 
mas H. Ellis, removed from the city and resigned. 


Prepared by the Rev. Increase N. T.vrbox, D.D., Historiographer of the Society. 

The historiographer would inform the society, that the sketches pre- 
pared for the Register are necessarily brief in consequence of the 
limited space which can be appropriated. All the facts, however, he is 
able to gather, are retained in the Archives of the Society, and will aid in 
more extended memoirs for which the " Towne Memorial Fund," the gift 
of the late William B. Towne, A.M., is provided. Three volumes, printed 
at the charge of this fund, entitled " Memorial Biographies," edited by 
the Committee on Memorials, have been issued. They contain memoirs of 
all the members who have died from the organization of the society to the 
close of the year 1859. A fourth volume is in press. 

Hon. John* Wood, of Quincy, 111., a corresponding member, admitted October 6, 
1859, was born at Moravia, Cayuga County, N. Y., December 20, 179ft. He was 
the second child and only son of Dr. Daniel and Catherine (Krause) Wood. His 
father was a surgeon in the Revolutionary army — a man of unusually scholarly at- 
tainments, proficient in all ancient and many modern languages. His old medical 
books in Latin, French and German, with his marginal annotations in Creek and 
Latin, prove his classic acquirements. He died in 1850 at the age of 92, and his 
remains were by his son brought to Quincy and there buried again. The mother, 

8$ Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, [Jan. 

much younger than Dr. Wood, was a pretty girl of the Mohawk Dutch stock. She 
could not speak-Euglish, and died when her second child John was about five years 
of age. 

John Wood in 1813 left home without his father's consent, and roaming through 
the West finally located at what is now Quincy, in 1822, and there settled. He 
lived there known as its first settler until his death, June 4, 1830. 

He first married in 189B Ann M. .Streeter, daughter of Joshua Streeter, who had 
emigrated from Salem, Washington County, N. Y. She died Oct. 8, 1863, and in 
June, 1865, he married Mrs. .Mary A. Holmes, widow of the Rev. J. T. Holmes. 
His second wife survives him. 

Mr. Wood filled many prominent official positions. He was town trustee, many 
times mayor and alderman of Quincy, state senator, lieut. governor, succeeding 
to the governorship upon death of Gov. Bissell, quartermaster general of Illinois 
during the rebellion war, delegate to the Peace Convention in 1862. and more or 
less specially prominent in every political or local action throughout his entire life. 

By Col. John Till son, of Quincy, 111. 

Charles Augustus Jones, Esq.. a life member, admitted Oct. 20, 1881, was born 
at South Reading (now Wakefield), September 30, 1820, and died at Boston High- 
lands, April 10, 1SS4, aged sixty-three years, six months and ten days. His father 
was Simon Jones, born in New Ipswich. N. H., in 1778, and his mother was Re- 
becca Pool, of South Reading. His first American ancestor was John 1 Jones, who 
eame from Wales and settled first in Cambridge. He afterward removed to Con- 
cord, Mass.. where he died in 1673. From him the line is through Samuel, 2 Na- 
thaniel, 3 Ebenezer, 4 Ebenezer, 5 Simon.* 

The Boston Journal, in its issue April 11, 1884, says : " He was engaged in the 
hotel business all his life, having been some years steward of the old Winthrop 
House in this city before it was burned. He was proprietor of the Norfolk House 
twenty-five years, and it was his pride during many years to say that he was the 
second oldest hotel keeper in Boston. Mr. Harvey D. Parker being the oldest. Mr. 
Jones leaves a widow and a daughter. He was connected with the Masonic order, 
and was a member of the Joseph Warren Commandery of Knights Templars."' 

A more detailed statement of the changes of his life is the following : He came 
to Boston about 1836, where he remained until 1840. when he went to. New York 
city. He probably remained there about two years, then returned to the United 
States Hotel, where he lived until 1850. In 1850 he went to the Winthrop House, cor- 
ner of Tremont and Boylston streets, as steward, where he lived nine years. In 
1859 he came to Norfolk House, where he lived twenty-five years- 
He was united in marriage June 12, 1849, with Miss Isannah Brigham, who was 
born in Hopkinton, Mass., November 7, 1825. The wife and an adopted daughter 

George Wadleigh, Esq., a corresponding member, admitted June 12, 1852. was 
born in Salisbury, Mass., December 21, 1807. and died in Dover, N. H., August 12, 
1884, aged 76 years, 7 mos. and 21 days. His first American ancestor was John 
Wadleigh, who was one of the early' settlers of Saco, Me. The subject of this 
sketch was of the eighth generation from John the founder. 

Mr. Wadleigh received his early education in the schools of Salisbury, and went 
thence in his youth to learn the printer's trade in Portsmouth, N. H., and in Con- 
cord, N. H. At the age of twenty-three, in 1830, he bought a share in the Dover 
Enquirer, associating himself in this enterprise with Mr. George W. Ela. A year 
later he became sole proprietor of the paper, and continued the publication of it 
thirty-seven years, or up to 1868. 

He was united in marriage May 7, 1840, with Miss Sarah H. Gilman, daughter 
of James and Betsey Giiman, of Meredith, N. H. From this marriage there were 
four children, of whom two, a son and a daughter, with their mother, survive. 
Commander George Wadleigh, of the U. S. Navy, is his son. The Dover Enquirer, 
after recounting the general facts of his life, adds : 

"Such, in brief, are the outlines of one, who, in his day, has wielded an influence 
beyond the power of human calculation. He was not an office seeker, and the 
offices which he had came to him as the free gift of his fellow citizens, and being 
given, he never gave them occasion to regret their choice in him as representative. 
.... He was a clear thinker and a keen writer; his editorials were not long and 

1885.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 89 

labored productions but short, sharp and to the point, striking home to the oppo- 
nent with Celling force. lie was a quiet man, not given to over-talking, hut a per- 
sistent and energetic worker, faltering at no obstacles. A good neighbor, kind 
friend, tender and loving parent." 

William Adee Whitefiexd, A.M., a corresponding member, and Honorary Vice- 
President for the State of New Jersey, was burn in Newark, N. J., Feb. 19, 1810, 
and died at Perth Amb>y, N. J., August 8. 1884. He was made a corresponding 
member, June 21, 1865, and elected as honorary vice-president in January, 1ST3. 

His father was William Whitehead, of English parentage, who was horn at Bass 
End, at Christianstadt, on the Island of St. Croix, May 12, 1773, and died at Pitts- 
burgh, Tenn., Jan. 10, 1837. His mother was Abby. daughter of Benjamin and Be- 
thia Coe, who was born in Newark, N. J., Sept. 9, 1776, and died in Newark, N. J., 
March 5, 1853. The father and mother were united in marriage May 12, 1801. 

Hisown marriage with Miss Margaret Elizabeth Parker, daughter of James and 
Penelope (Batler^ Parker, of Perth Amboy, N. J., took place August 11, 1834. 
From this marriage there were two sons and one daughter. 

The Boston Journal of August 9, 1881, says of him : k * For several years he was 
with the Astor Insurance Company, then treasurer of the New York and Harlem 
Railroad, and afterward was connected with the New Jersey Railroad at Jersey 
City. Since 1813 he had lived in Newark, where his last public position was as 
secretary of the American Trust Company. Mr. Whitehead was best known in 
connection with the historical records of New Jersey and with meteorological ob- 
servations. He was associated with the New Jersey Historical Society and its 
originators. He held the office of corresponding secretary for many years. Two 
works which he published are, " East Jersey and its Proprietors," and " Contribu- 
tions to East Jersey History." He was an industrious contributor to current lit- 
erature, and wrote numerous pamphlets on historical subjects. He also wrote 
frequently on theological topics." 

He was the editor of the "' Archives of the State of New Jersey," of which six 
volumes have been printed at the expense of the state. (See Register, xxxvi. 420 ; 
xxxvii. 220.) 

James Sullivan Amory, E-q., admitted January 8, 1883, was born in Boston, 
May 14, 1809, and died at his residence on Commonwealth Avenue, June 8, 1884. 
His father was Jonathan Amory. who was born in Boston, July, 1770. His mother 
was Mehitabel Cutler, born in Sico, Me., July, 1772. His paternal grandfather 
was Thomas Amory, and his paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Coffin. His 
grandfather on his mother's side was James Sullivan, and his grandmother Hetty 

Mr. Amory was united in marriage, Nov. 28, 1837, with Mary Copley Greene, 
daughter of Gardiner Greene and Elizabeth Clarke Copley. From this marriage 
there are six sons now living — James Appleton, Arthur, Robert, Frederic, Au- 
gustine Heard and Harcourt. Of these, Arthur, Augustine Heard and Harcourt are 
graduates of Harvard College. Some other children died inearlv life. 

At the time of his death he was treasurer of the Lancaster Mills. He was brother 
of Hon. Thomas C. Am.jry, a prominent member of our society. The Buston Jour- 
nal, June 10th, says of him : '' Mr. Amory had been long and prominently engag- 
ed in business in this city, having begun his career nearly half a century a^o. His 
first place of business was at No. 8-i Trcmont Row, in 1838, and from here he re- 
moved to No. 65 State Street in 1812. Four or five years later he became treasurer 
of the Nashua and Jackson Manufacturing Companies, and later assumed the office 
in the Lancaster Mills Corporation, which he held at the time of his death. Mr. 
Amory wasa director in the American Fire Insurance Company of this city in 1846, 
1847 and 1848. He was elected a director in the Suffolk National Bank in Janua- 
ry, 1866, and retained the office until his decease, serving also on the Foreign Money 
Committee of that bank two years. Mr. Amory was an active and capable busi- 
ness man, well informed concerning manufacturing interests, and while agreeable 
in disposition and manners, was one who preserved a more than ordinary judicious 
reticence concerning himself and the business matters committed to his guardian- 


90 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, [Jan. 

John Rogers, A.M., a resident member, admitted Jan. 9, 1874, was born in Boston 
May 11, 1800, and died in same place June 15, 1834, aged 84 years, 1 month and 4 

His father was Daniel Denison Rogers, born in Exeter, N. II., May 11, 1751, and 
his mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Bromfield, of Boston. In a brief 
record which he made of his own life and his ancestry he says : " I claim descent 
from John Rogers the Martyr, but am aware there is a deficiency of evidence 
beyond John Rogers, minister of Dedhara in England. From him, however, the 
cue-cession is clearly established." It has, however, been very definitely settled that 
John Rogers the Martyr was not the ancestor of the famous Puritan minister of 

The descent of Mr. Rogers from John Rogers of Dedham, Eng., runs through 
Nathaniel Rogers, Minister of Ipswich, Mass., from 1638 to 1055. who was educated 
at Cambridge University, Eng. His son, John Rogers, was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1619, was assistant minister with his father at Ipswich, and was afterwards 
president of the college. A son of the last named was John Rogers, who was grad- 
uated at Harvard in 1684, and was minister also at Ipswich from 1692 to 1745. A 
Bon of the last John was Daniel, graduated at Harvard in 17*25, and minister at 
Exeter, N. H., from 1742 to 1785. Here are five continuous generations of minis- 
ters. A son of the Exeter pastor was Daniel Denison, already noticed. 

The subject of this sketch followed in the ways of his ancestors, and in the year 
1816, at the age of sixteen, he entered Harvard, and was graduated in 1820. 

He was united in marriage June 5. 1827, with Miss Sarah Ellen Derby, daughter 
of John Derby, Esq., of Salem. By this marriage there were eight children : 
Ellen Derby, John (the well known sculptor), Laura Derby, Clara Pomeroy, Mar- 
tha Derby, Elizabeth Bromfield, Frances S. and Henry B. 

One who has lived in the daily knowledge of his later life, says of him : " He 
was a man of singular purity and uprightness of character, perfectly disinterested 
and unselfish, and a thorough gentleman, but of great reserve, so that his outside 
relations were few, though he was deeply interested in ail the questions of the day. 
He held the position of president of the Roxbury Charitable Society for some years, 
and he was also president of the Roxbury Home for Ajjed Women for many years. 
This latter office he resigned two or three years before his death on account of increas- 
ing deafness, which made it difficult for him to preside at the monthly meetings. He 
was also treasiner of the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad for some years, and 
was treasurer of the Music Hall Association when the Music Hail was first built." 

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Waterman, Esq., of Sandwich, a resident mem- 
ber, admitted June 8, 1871, was born in Wareham, Mass., January 18, 1801, and 
died at Sandwich, Mass , Nov. 22, 1884, aged 83 years, 10 months and 4 days. His 
father was Barnabas Waterman, born in Bridgewater, Mass., September 23, 1776. 
His mother was Sally Thatcher, daughter of Dr. Lot Thatcher, and was horn in 
"Wareham in 1779. She was a granddaughter of Rev. Roland Thacher. Hie earli- 
est paternal American ancestor was Thomas 1 "Waterman, and from him the line ran 
through Robert, 2 Dea. John, 3 John, 4 Perez, 5 Perez, 6 and Barnabas, 7 making him 
of the eighth generation. 

Mr. Waterman when a boy enjoyed no other advantages of education than such 
as were afforded by the common schools in the various towns where he resided. As 
a boy he lived in his father's family in several places— Hudson, N. Y., Salisbury, 
Conn., and Oakham, Maes. But he was an apt scholar, and made easy advances in 
his studies. His stay in Salisbury, Conn., was short, not long enough for his fa- 
ther to acquire a residence in the town. He attended the district school therefore 
as a privilege and not as a right. It is related of him while there, that he took all 
the premiums offered to his class, for superiority in reading and spelling and the 
like, until the parents of the other children complained, and it was agreed, if he 
might attend the school, that he should remain uniformly at the foot of his class. 

In 1815, when he was fourteen years of age, he served as a clerk, or assistant 
in a store where English goods were sold. In 1825, being twenty-four years old, he 
was associated with Mr. Deming Jams in the Boston and Sandwich Glass Compa- 
ny at Sandwich, serving with the company, 1825-1858. In 185S he became engaged 
as a partner with Mr. Jar vis in the Cape Cod glass works at Sandwich, and so re- 
mained till Mr. Jarvis's death in 1876. Since that time he has been retired from 
business, and has busied himself in writing. He has large collections towards a 

1885.] Necrology oj Historic Genealogical Society. 91 

genealogy of the Waterman family, and has brought a History of the Town of Sand- 
wich well on towards its completion. He was~naturally of an inquiring and in- 
vestigating mind. 

On the 22d of September, 1822, being then twenty-one years old, he was united in 
marriage at Newton, Mass., with Miss Charlotte Chapouil, daughter of Mr. An- 
thony Chapouil. From this marriage there were seven children, rive sons and two 

Ellis Ames, Esq., of Canton, a corresponding member, admitted June 20, 1345, 
was born in Stoughton, Mass., October 17, 1809, and died in Canton, Ma«s., Octo- 
ber 30, 1884. It will be noticed that his connection with the society dates from 
the first year of its existence. His father was Jonathan Ames, Jr., of Stouirhton, 
and his mother was Sally Capen, daughter of Edward and Eunice (Monk) Capen, 
of Stoughton. His grandfather was also Jonathan Ames. His earliest American 
ancestor was William Ames, who, with his brother John, sons of Richard Ames, of 
Bruton, Somersetshire, England, came to this country in the early New England 
years and settled in Braintree. 

When Ellis Ames was five years old his parents removed to West Bridirewater, 
Mass. There the years of his childhood and youth were passed. He was fitted for 
college at the Bridgewater Academy, and, in the year ls27, entered Brown Univer- 
sity, in the Sophomore year. He was graduated in course in 1S30. He then stu- 
died law in the office of the Hon. William Baylies, and was admitted to the bar in 

In 1840 he was united in marriage with Harriet Tucker, daughter of Samuel and 
Caty (McKendry) Tucker, of Canton. Two sons and three daughters by this mar- 
riage survive. 

The Boston Daily Advertiser, November 7, 1834, says of him : " By the death of 
Ellis Ames, of Canton, one of the most marked men in eastern Massachusetts is 
removed from among us. He represented a type of lawyer very common at one time 
in rural New England, but of which itisdoubtlul if many examples remain. His office 
was not at a shire town, or at any large business centre, but in a quiet agricultu- 
ral village, many miles from any tribunal higher than a justice's court. "Here he 
vegetated in the midst of a large and curious law library, and here clients came from 
a distance to consult him. He divided his practice pretty equally between the 
courts of Norfolk. Plymouth and Bristol, and occasionally had cases in Suffolk, so 
that he was a well known figure throughout the country between Boston and New 

The Evening Transcript, October 31, 1884, says: "Mr. Ames had during his 
life settled some of the most perplexii g problems of the hour. He drafted the biil 
in equity in the State of Massachusetts, plaintiff, against the State of Rhode Island, 
in a matter of the boundary line between those states, which was entered at the Su- 
preme Court at Washington at the December term of 1832. This case, whien in- 
volved much research into colonial history, was decided in the interest of Massa- 
chusetts. Mr. Ames was for many years a member of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, and his information about the affairs of the bay and Plymouth County was 
minute. His private law library was probably one of the most complete in the 
state outside of Boston." 

Luther Clark. M.D., of Boston, a life member and benefactor, admitted to the 
society Oct. 6, 1878, was born in Waltham, Mass., July 30, 1810, and died in Boston 
Sept. 26, 1884, aged 74. His residence of late years has been Beacon Hill Place, Bos- 
ton. His father was John Clark, born in Newton, Mass., November 20, 17oo, and 
his i mother was Lydia Sanderson, born in Waltham, Mass., January 8, 170SJ. Mr. 
Clark's earliest American ancestor was Hugh Clark, and he was the son of the fifth 
John Clark in succession, thus making hiuTof the eighth generation from the Amer- 
ican founder. 

Young Clark attended the public schools in Waltham until he was of age to com- 
mence studies preparatory to college. He was then placed under the tuition of Mrs. 
Samuel Ripley, wile of Rev. Samuel Ripley, for many years pastor at Waithaiu. 
He was son of Dr. Ezra Ripley of Concord. The wife of the Waltham pastor was 
a woman of advanced learning, and carried young Clark through the studies pre- 
paratory to his entrance in the Sophomore Class at Harvard in 1830, at the age 
of twenty, when he was graduated in 1633, in due course. 

92 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, [Jan. 

He then studied medicine in the Harvard Medical Department, graduating in 
183f>. In entering upon the practice of medicine he followed the old system which 
he had been taught from 1630 to 1810, when he adopted the homoeopathic system, 
continuing in practice till 1ST0, when he retired from the active duties of the pro- 

He was united in marriage. June 7, 1813, with Miss Salina Cranch Minot, daugh- 
ter of John and Thomazine Elizabeth (Bond) Minot. From tins marriage there 
were five children : 1. John, grad. H. C. 1806, author of *' Record of the Descend- 
ants of Hugh Clark" (REcTxxi. 203) and a member of this society, who died 
July 22, 1870 (see Reg. xxv. 392) ; 2. Theodore Miuot, grad. H. C. 1866; 3. 
Mary Minot; 4. Alice; 5. Catharine Elizabeth. 

Dr. Clark was interested in the writings and doctrines of Swedenborir, and in the 
later years of his life gave considerable of his leisure to translating Irom the Latin 
and revising for publication some of Sweden borg's works. 

On the 24th March, 1875, Dr. Clark addressed the following letter to the society : 

11 I send herewith, for the library of the New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, about one hundred bound and a few unbound volumes which belonged to my 
son, the late John Clark of Cambridge. He was a member of your Society and 
much interested in the work it was doing. To such work he devoted ail his spare 
time and me.ins for several years before his decease, which occurred at the ai;e of 
twenty-six. My family and myself cannot but feel some attachment to a coileetlon 
which cost him, with his limited means, considerable effort and self-denial to make, 
and which he valued so highly. But we are willing to contribute thus much to 
help on your society and the work it is doing for the community, and we have no 
doubt but that in so doing we are acting most fully in accordance with my son's 
views and wishes." 

The society expressed its sense of obligation by appropriate action. The books 
were named the " Clark Collection," and labels were placed in each volume stating 
when and how the books had been received. The collection is a very select one, and 
contains some of the rarest volumes on American local and family history. 

Rev. John Lek Watson, D.D., a corresponding member, admitted March 9. IS72, 
was born in Boston. Mass., August 27, 1797, and died at Orange, N. J., Angus: 12, 
1884, aged 86. His father was Marston Watson, born in Plymouth. Ma: ? s., May 
27, 1756, and his mother Lucy Lee, in Marblehead, Mass., April 23, 1759. 

Asa boy he was educated in the B >ston Latin School from 1801 to 1809. Then 
for two years he was connected with the private school of the well-known teacher 
Mr. Ebenezer Peraberton. In 1311, at the age of fourteen, he entered at Harvard 
College, and was graduated in course in 1815. 

He was united in marriage, Jan. 28, 1828, with Elizabeth West, daughter of John 
and Abigail (Crocker) West. His wife was born at Marblehead, Mass., July 21, 
1809. From this marriage there were twelve children, seven sons and five daugn- 

After graduation he was a teacher of the Bristol Academy, Taunton, Mass., and 
of the Highland School, Phillipsburg, N Y. He was Rector of the Episcopal 
Church at Fishkill Landing and also at Fishkill. He was Assistant at Trinity 
Church, Boston, and Rector of Grace Church, Newark, N. Y. lie was also Rector 
of Burlington College, New Jersey. In August, 1855. he became a chaplain in the 
United States Navy, which office he held until 1861, when he was placed on the re- 
tired list. 

Dr. Watson seems to have employed his leisure hours in much general writing, 
but has published comparatively little. He left behind a large variety of manu- 
scripts. In 1873 he contributed to the Register an article on the Marston Family, 
which was reprinted under the title of " Memoirs of the Marstons of Salem," in a 
pamphlet of 48 royal octavo pages. 

Bvt. Maj.-Gen. Henry W. Benham, a resident member, admitted Dec. 19, 1875, 
was born in Quebec, Canada, April 8, 1813. The customary home of his family at 
that time was Cheshire, Conn., but his father and mother at the date of his birth 
were temporarily sojourning in Quebec. He died in New York city, June, 1884. 

His father's name was Jarei Benham, and was born in that part of VVallingford, 
Conn., which is now Meriden, in I7o0. His mother was Rebecca Hill, born in Que- 

1885.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 93 

bee in 1783, daughter of Lieut. Joseph Hill of the British. Army. His remoter 
American ancestors were Jared Benhani born 1T57, John Benham born 17:23, Jo- 
seph Benham born 1085, Joseph Benham born 1659, and Joseph Benham who was 
in New Haven with Gov. Eaton and Rev. John Davenport in 1639. 

The subject of this sketch having been prepared for college, entered Yale in 1832 
in the Freshman Class, but left in 1833 to enter West Point, where he completed 
his studies in 1837. He was graduated there as Bvt. 2nd Lt. of Engineers, and was 
promoted by various gradations to the rank which he held at his death. 

He has written articles for " Old and New," two of which have been repub- 
lished in pamphlet entitled " Recollections of Mexico and the Battle of Buena 
Vista " (1871), and M Recollections of West Virginia Campaign with three months 
troops in May, June and July, 1801 " (1873). 

He was united in marriage Oct. 3, 1843, with Miss Elizabeth Ann McNeil, daugh- 
ter of Gen. John McNeil, of Hillsboro', N. U. From this marriage there were four 
children, of whom one died in early life. 

Hon. Stephen Salisbury, LL.D., of "Worcester, a resident member, admitted 
April 10, 1872, was born in Worcester, Mass., March 8, 1798, and died in the same 
place, August 24, 1884, aged 86. 

His father was Stephen Salisbury, who was born in Boston, Sept. 25, 1746, and 
died May 11, 1829. His mother was Elizabeth Tuckerman, born in Boston. Jan. 30, 
1758, and died Oct. 19, 1851, aged 93; His paternal grandfather was Nicholas Sal- 
isbury, merchant of Boston, born Oct. 28, 1697, who died Dec. 11, 1748. His wife 
Martha (Saunders) Salisbury, was barn April 22, 1704, and died Feb. 13, 1792. 
They were married Oct. I, 1724. His great-grandparents were John Salisbury of 
Boston and Bridget (Williams) Salisbury, whose intentions of marriage were en- 
tered on the records Sept. 25, 1695. 

Mr. Salisbury has been three times married. His first wife was Rebekah Scott 
Dean, daughter of Mr. Aaron Dean, of Charlestown, N. H., who was barn Dec. 
21, 1812, married Nov. 7, 1833, and died July 24, 1843. There was one child, Ste- 
phen Salisbury, from this marriage. His second wife was Mrs. Nancy H. Lincoln, 
widow of Capt. George Lincoln. She was born Oct. 26, 1820, was married to Mr. 
Salisbury June 25, 1850, and died Sept. 4, 1852. She had one child by Mr. Lin- 
coln, but none by her marriage with Mr. S. His third wife was Mrs. Mary Gros- 
venor Bangs, widow of Mr. Edward D. Bangs, who was born Jan. 14, 1800 : mar- 
ried to Mr. S. June 2, 1856, and died Sept. 25, 1864. His son Stephen is a mem- 
ber of the Antiquarian Society, and has contributed valuable papers to its Pro- 

Mr. Salisbury was fitted for college at Leicester Academy, was graduated at Har- 
vard College in the class of 1817 with Hon. George Bancroft the historian, and 
received the decree of LL.D. from Harvard in 1875. He studied law aud was ad- 
mitted to the bar, but did not graduate. 

How eminent have been his services as a citizen is shown by the following enume- 
ration taken from an article in the Boston Daily Advertiser of August 25, 1884 : 

" He held many positions of financial trust, and was noted for his generous gifts 
to various institutions, especially to the Worcester County Free Institute of Indus- 
trial Science, and was president of the trustees of that institution since its founda- 
tion in 1366. He was at the time of his death president of the old Worcester Bmk, 
which position he had held for thirty-nine years ; he had been president of the 
Worcester County Institution for Savings for over twenty-five years, and was presi- 
dent of the American Antiquarian Society, having been successively reelected to 
that position since 1854. Of this institution also he had been a generous benefac- 
tor. He was a director in various railroads, and was from 1871 to 1833 an overseer 
of Harvard College. He served as representative in the General Court in 1833 and 
1839. and was state senator in 1846 and 1347, and was presidential elector in 1860 
and 1872, but had held few other political offices, having almost invariably declined 
to stand as candidate for office. A director in the Worcester & Nashua Railroad, 
he was president of the road for a year in 1850, and he was an honored member of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society. The large property, principally real estate, 
left him by his father, increased in value very rapidly by the growth of the city." 

94 Booh Notices. [Jan. 


The Trelawny Papers [Documentary History of Maine , Vol. III.]. Edited and Il- 
lustrated with Historical Notes and an Appendix. By James Puinnev Baxter, 
A.M. Published by the Maine Historical Society, aided by appropriations from 
the State. Portland: Hoyt, Fogg and Don ham. 1884. Press of John Wilson 
and Son, Cambridge. 8vo. pp. xxxii -f-520. Price §1. 
The same, Edition de Luxe, 50 Copies, £10. 

To the historical student, familiar with the announcements of forthcoming pub- 
lications for the past ten years, and the current news of literary discoveries of that 
period, the statement that the Trelawny Papers have been published will come 
almost as a voice from the dead. One third of a generation has passed away since 
the late J. Wingate Thornton added to his fame as a discoverer of lost manuscripts 
by announcing to a delighted historical society the fact that he had become possessed 
of the letters, papers and accounts of the Trelawny Plantation at Richmond's Isl- 
and, off the coast of Maine. 

In the decade that followed this piece of information, which set all investigators 
in Maine history agog, Mr. Thornton, the first editor elect, died (1878, see Regis- 
ter, xxxiii. 273), and they fell into the hands of a second editor whose business so 
absorbed his time that he found it impossible to complete his task. Time rolled on, 
the public forgot about them or grew weary of waiting, while others interested in 
their appearance died. To those who remembered them, the name of "Trelawny 
Papers " became a bye-word and a joke. In a happy moment the Maine Histori- 
cal Society placed the manuscripts in the hands of the present editor, whose zeal, 
industry and refined literary tastes have amply justified the selection, and to whose 
untiring energy and business capacity the historical public of this generation are 
indebted for the volume before them. In this instance the " patient waiter " has 
been " no loser," and " patience has had its perfect work," and all that, but it is 
sincerely to be hoped that the Maine Historical Society will never again be guilty 
of such shuffling, inexcusable delay, which by its length and seeming infinity de- 
prived the venerable and generous donor, the Rev. Charles T. Collins-Trelawny, 
the long anticipated satisfaccion of seeing in book form the papers he so freely gave 
at their solicitation. But he too passed away, and thus both the discoverer and 
donor went over to the " great majority " before the work was begun. 

As a contribution to the documentary historical literature of New England, it has 
only been excelled by the publication of the Winthrop Papers, because of the more 
cosmopolitan character of those noted manuscripts ; but as a localized series of his- 
torical papers it has never been equalled. Covering a period of thirteen years, be- 
ginning with 1631, and embracing an era in the early history of Maine not covered 
by contemporaneous records to any extent, it is to Maine as it would be to Mas- 
sachusetts if the correspondence of the Old Planters of the Bay from the settle- 
ment of Weston to the arrival of the Winthrop fleet should be spread before her his- 
torical students. 

The papers contain fifty-five letters, ranging over the period between 1832 and 
1648 (inclusive), principally from John Winter, the factor of the plantation, to 
Robert Trelawny the patentee, concerning the business of the plantation, always 
adverting however to items ol historical interest, letters from Thomas Cammock, 
Edward Trelawny, Amias Maverick (wife of Samuel, of Noddle's Island), Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges, Rev. Richard Gibson, Rev. Robert Jordan, George Clecve, Edward 
Godfrey and others of lesser note, concerning political affairs in the province. The 
remaining papers of that period are deeds, invoices, inventories, depositions, ac- 
counts, indentures of apprenticeship, petitions, commissioners' reports and court 
orders. A second series of thirty-five letters and papers follow, beginning 1675 and 
ending 1809, which relate principally to the efforts of the heirs and descendants of 
Robert Trelawny to recover the patent from the parties then in possession, who held 
under a decree of the assembly of Lygonia, dated Dec. 18, 1648, and which has never 
been disturbed. 

The work is prefaced by a sketch of the Trelawny family, its noted descendants, 
and of Robert Trelawny the patentee, written by the donor of the papers, wiio traces 
the public career of Robert Trelawny from the time he was mayor of Plymouth to 
his incarceration, for political reasons, in Winchester prison in 1611, while a mem- 
ber of Parliament for Plymouth. This is the least satisfactory chapter in the book, 
and seems to be lacking in some essential facts that might have been stated. The 
papers and documents follow, but it is not necessary to give a schedule of them, nor 
at length to enumerate their contents in the space at our disposal. Of the many 

1885.] Booh Notices. 95 

interesting things we note the letters of Edward Trelawny, the younger broth- 
er of the patentee, who came over during the summer of 1633, on a tour of ob- 
servation in the New World. When he visited Boston, about the time of the arri- 
val of Sir Henry Vane, which he notes (p. 74), he " got religion " quite severely, 
and was loth to leave the " Baye, where there is such a holly walking, such a sweet 
communion & fellowshippe on all sides," and he was " perswaded vniessc a man 
were paste all grace it would Conuince the weryest Reprobate aliue." And in his 
spiritual ecstaey he exclaims, " Oh that Old England were Nave! " (p. 79). The 
letter of John Winter, telling us of the arrival of Sir Thomas Jocelyn, *' an ancyent 
old knight," father of John (the author of " Two Voyages "), whom he accompa- 
nied in 1638 on a visit to his other son Henry, then residing at Black Point, Scar- 
boro' (p. 40), gives us an entirely new incident in Maine history, and the pitiful 
information (pp. 219, 312) concerning the unfortunate gentleman Francis Martin, 
a broken down merchant, father of the more unfortunate Mary who was executed 
for murder in Boston in 1646 (Winthrop, Journal ii. 3f>8), gives to any novelist the 
basis of a colonial romance that would have delighted the soul of Hawthorne. The 
events of the long and bitter quarrel between George Cleeve, the founder of Port- 
land, and John Winter, the factor of the plantation, run through the book, and 
prove to be of absorbing, and, at times, exciting interest. Particularly so is the epi- 
sode which occurred when Winter, the jury having decided against him, moved for 
a rehearing upon the plea of " attajnt agajnst the Jurors." The excitement was 
intense among that body, one of whom entered suit for libel immediately, and in a 
letter of Robert Jordan to Trelawny, describing the events, we are told how Gover- 
nor Thomas Gorges, in open court, read from an old tome the terrible penalty of 
attaint from the statutes of Henry VI1L, and we may well believe that " the clamor 
was great." The scene must have been picturesque indeed. 

The editorial labors of Mr. Baxter may perhaps be more clearly understood by a 
quantitative analysis of the space occupied by his annotations. Of the 440 pages of 
the Trelawny Papers proper, one quarter, or about 110 pa^es, by measurement, 
are taken up with 1093 notes (if we have counted correctly; varying in size from 
a line to two pages of brevier type. But the value of them is not to be estimated 
by surface dimensions. The character of the papers demanded careful and extended 
explanations to m;\ke them intelligible. — First : the inventories of property and in- 
voices of merchandise contain hundreds of words, now obsolete, that belonged only 
to some local dialect, and these have been traced to their origin with much patient 
investigation. Second: the papers covered an obscure period of Maine's history, 
and events that had only been hinted at by contemporary writers or surmised by 
later historians, have been made clearer by the documents and letters, and had to 
be brought into proper relations by judicious explanations. Third : we are intro- 
duced to a>round hundred of names of residents in Maine during the period stat- 
ed, whose first coming to this coast is made known through the letters and pay- 
rolls of the plantation, and all these persons have been made the subject of interest- 
ing genealogical investigations that have resulted in notable additions to the almost 
bye-gone Savage's Dictionary, or as much thereof as relates to Maine. These phi- 
lological, historical and genealogical notes are of so much value that the papers 
have been made thrice valuable and important by their help, and at some points we 
we could wish that they had been even more extended. 

One topic for annotation outirrew the limits of the ordinary note and was assigned 
to the appendix, and has since been reprinted for private distribution — the Great 
Seal of the Council for New England, and embodies all that we shall probably ever 
know upon the subject. 

In a few places we note errors, not fatal, however, which escaped the attention of 
the ; ndefati<rable annotator ; notably the death of Cradock is wrongly stated (p. 81) 
as May, 1644, the old opinion of early writers, but since corrected to May 27, 1641 
(see Reg. Oct. 1857, p. 296; Proc. Mass. Hist. Soc. for Nov. 1871, p. 17r ; Feb. 
1874 r p. 242). But a careful examination does not reward us with better game 
than that. The index appears to be amply extensive and satisfactory. 

^ The volume as a whole is the handsomest ever issued by the Maine Historical So- 
ciety. In addition to the clean and clear typography, it is further embellished 
with seven hcliotypes of the letters and invoices, and views of the Trelawny home 
and W inchester prison, woodcuts of arms, autographs and seals, and lac-similes of 
the patent, the Great Seal of the Council for New pjngland, and a reproduction of 
an ancient map of Plymouth, England, in 1643. The edition ought to be exhausted 
to fill the shelves of historical students. The large paper edition, of which fifty 
copies have been printed, contains extra facsimile letters of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 

96 Book Xotices. [Jan. 

Edward Godfrey and Robert Trelawny, and is altogether an elegant book. It is 
for special subscribers only. 

By Charles Edward Banks, M.D., of Chelsea, Mass. 

The Early Records of Lancaster, Mass. 1643—1725. Edited by Henry S. Xoihise, 
A.M. Lancaster: 18S4. 8vo. pp. 364. 

This volume is published by authority of the town, and forms a valuable addition 
to its local history. It comprises not only the annals of the town as found upon its 
own records, but also all important references to the place and its people which the 
compiler has been able to discover. In pursuit of these items there is abundant 
evidence of careful search in the archives of the state, among the tiles and records 
of the county courts, the registry of deeds, &c, and in obscure volumes inaccessible 
to many readers. As a result Mr. Nourse has brought together a collection of records, 
which probably embrace all of any significance, that at this late day can be found 
pertaining to Lancaster during the period included in his plan, 1643-1725. 

These records are not only interesting to the antiquary, but to the general reader, 
for from many of the curious documents presented one may catch glimpses of the life 
of the early settlers, of some of the methods adopted and the difficulties en- 
countered in administering civil affairs, and occasionally gain an insight into the 
homes and families of the town. The part which Lancaster bore during King Phi- 
lip's war, and the disturbances of subsequent years, is clearly shown by the admi- 
rable classification of various letters, orders of Court, and military journals relat- 
ing thereto, and the familiar story of the capture of Mrs. Rowlandson gains fresh 
interest by a perusal of these pages. The attention of many readers will centre 
upon this part of the volume relating to the Indian troubles, but there is something 
of interest to be found on nearly every page. Among the many subjects referred 
to are, the allotment of lands, the location of roads, the description of the first set- 
tlers with the location of their estates, the military garrisons, the inn-holders. &c. 
&c. Genealogists will find the records of births, marriages and deaths, as well as 
the notes relating to the settlers, valuable for reference. 

The labor of tracing early estates and homesteads is one which no one can under- 
stand who has not attempted it, but when accomplished it remains not onl}' a source 
of gratification to the author, but of value to the town for all future years. Mr. 
Nourse accompanies his description with two maps, indicating clearly the location 
of the several estates. The notes of the compiler add much to an intelligent under- 
standing of the annals and the various records, and an excellent index is supplied. 

If this volume has as general a circulation as it deserves, it must do much to inter- 
est others in the history of their own towns, and lead to exertions for the aceom- 
Elishment of similar results. Although many town histories have been published 
y authority of the several towns, yet very few.have attempted to put in print their 
early records. 

Boston, through its Record Commissioners, has in print ten or more volumes of its 
records (including those of Roxbury, Charlestown and Dorchester). Brookline has 
its one large volume of a similar character, and Worcester, through the enterprise 
of the Society of Antiquity, has the larger portion of its records printed in an ex- 
cellent manner. 

There remains a vast amount of this work to be done, and it appears to the writer 
that by judicious management in securing appropriations of money, many cities and 
towns might be favored with publications as valuable as the one before us. 

The labor attending the preparation of such a work confirms the statements often 
made concerning the necessity of a complete and reliable index to ail our public 
records and tiles. 

By Francis E. Blake, Esq., of Boston. 

Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1883-3. Washington : 

Government Printing Office. 1864. 8vo. pp. cexciii. -4-872. 

This book contains a valuable mass of statistics, and must have required an 
enormous amount of labor in its compilation. The Commissioner of Education, 
Gen. John Eaton, LL.D., shows by bis labors the usefulness of the Bureau over 
which he presides. The bulky volume before us, like the reports of former years 
which have been noticed in these pages, is filled with matter showing the progress 
of education in this country, and pointing out ways in which the cause may be 

It is gratifying to observe that among our many and varied institutions for instruc- 
tion those of New England not only sustain their customary excellence but are mak- 

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ing advances in the cause of learning. Harvard College, by wise management, is 
constantly adding to its laurels. It is rapidly becoming, what its friends desire it 
to be, a great university bearing the same relation to the people of these United 
States that Oxford does" to our cousins in Great Britain. Whether the state owes 
anything to its citizens beyond a sound common school education is a question upon 
which able minds appear to differ. Perhaps a thorough elementary knowledge, 
supplemented by instruction in academies and colleges when desirable, is sufficient. 
The good of the state may not require (however different it may be with the indi- 
vidual) that each person shall receive the highest possible culture, for the majority 
of men, even if they were fitted for it, have neither the time nor the inclination to 
become scholars. We need workers in all branches of industry. 

But perhaps even the seemingly useless men and women about town accomplish, 
some good. 

" Nothing useless is, or low. 
Each thing in its place is best, 
And what seems but idle show, 
Strengthens and supports the rest." 

But most all good judges seem to be agreed on one thing, viz. : that the state iff 
bound to see that every child is taught to read, write, cipher and spell ; in 
short, enough " book learning " to make them good citizens. Observation and 
the study of human nature through personal contact with men will count for much. 
When a comparison is made between the intelligence of our own citizens and the 
gross ignorance of many in foreign lands, it cannot but prove an incentive to our 
youth of both sexes, not only to keep up but to improve on this good record. Doing 
this, will they not learn that knowledge is a pleasure in health, a soiuce in sickness, 
an ornament to youth, an assistance to manhood, and a blessing to age? 

By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 

Cavaliers and Roundheads in Barbados, 1650-1652. By N. Darnell Davis, Comp- 
troller of Customs of British Guiana. Argosy Press, Demerara,. 1883. ISmo. 
pp. 187. 

This work, reprinted from the Demerara Argosy, is interesting nofe only for its 
minute account of the struggle of the adherents of Charles IL for the govern- 
ment of the Island, but for the general information regarding the methods of colo- 
nization and the introduction of useful plants and domestic animals in the West 
Indies ; the systems of planting cane and the process of sugar manufacture in its 
early infancy, are given ; their Christian servants — felons from Newirate, English. 
Scotch and Irish prisoners taken in battle, are mentioned on pp. 51 and 52. This will 
remind those familiar with our own history of that tiine, of the arrival, early in 1652, 
of the Ship John and Sarah, with three hundred servants, all men with Scottish 
names, consigned for sale to Capt. Thomas Kemble, the proceeds to be invested in 
goods suitable to Barbadoes, and to be sent there, consigned to Charles Rich. (See 
Register, i. 377.) New England transacted a large business with Barbadoes in 
the exchange of products for their mutual benefit, as well as of settling the balances 
of London merchants in the Barbadoes trade. Our fam-ilies were branches of the 
same stock as those of that Island, and the references in wills, deeds and powers of 
attorney to the people of Birbadoes, are of frequent occurrence among our old fami- 
lies' papers. Among the earlier names we notice families of SaltonstaLl (cousin of 
our New England line), Middleton, Clarke, Browne, and a host of others whose 
names remind us of consanguinity. 

The book describes the customs and costumes, gives statements of the population 
at various times, and is so well worth reading that we hope its author will give the 
history of other periods, with more fulness "of family history. 
By John Coffin Jones Brown, Esq. , of Boston. 

Notes and Queries chiefly relating to- the History of Dauphin County. Edited by 
Willum li. Egle, M.D., 1I.A-. Vol. I. Nos. 1 & 2. 4to. p. 141. (Harrisburg, 
Pa.) 1884. * K 

Two numbers of this interesting work have been issued. Dauphin County, Penn- 
sylvania, of which Harrisburg is the county seat as well as the capitol of the 
state, lies in a section of Pennsylvania that is singularly rich in historical matter. 
It was settled very early in the eighteenth century by a large immigration of the 
better sort of Scotch Irish, from the north of Ireland, with a goodly proportion of 
German Palatinates. The descendants of these early settlers will be found to-day 

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anions the leading citizens and statesmen of the United States. They have made 
up a large part of the military element of the country in nil its war.*, and they hare 
left their mark on the development and civilization of all the middle and western 
states. Dr. Bgle is an indefatigable worker: a careful and accurate historian. He 
has had access to the vast treasures of historical records in the State Archives ; and 
has given the past few years of his life to the preservation of all that relates to tiie 
central part of Pennsylvania. He has already published the latest and most relia- 
ble " History of Pennsylvania," and has edited, jointly with Jno. B. Linn, Esq., 
the second series of the Archives of Pennsylvania in thirteen octavo volumes, lie 
was selected a few years ago to write a " History of Dauphin County, Pa.,'* which 
was published by Everts & Co., of Philadelphia. The material collected for this pur- 
pose was too voluminous for the limits proposed by the publishers. The surplus 
matter being entirely from original records, and too valuable to be lost, has since 
been published by Dr. E^le in the Harrisburg Telegram, and reprinted in these 
numbers of Notes and Queries. The leading articles are Biographical, with histories 
and records of the famous Presbyterian Churches of Paxtang, Berry and Hanover, 
with numerous genealogies. As Dauphin County was the scene of early conflicts 
with the Indians, of the Paxtang massacre and the Buckshot war, in all of which 
its leading citizens took more or less part, the history of these churches is largely 
the history of the county. Although nearly half a century behind New England 
in her efforts to place in permanent shape the history of her early days, Pennsylva- 
nia is awakening rapidly to the necessities of the case, and is energetically follow- 
ing in the footsteps of her New England sisters in this direction. Ventures of this 
kind,— which in Dr. Egle's case is one purely of love and not of money, — deserve 
the support of all historical students. 

By Ike Rev. H. E. Hayden, of Wilkes Barre, Pa. 

Reminiscences of Seven Years of Early Life. By .Richard S. Smith. Wilmington, 
Del. : Ferris Bros., Printers. 1884. l2mo. pp. vi.-J— 122. Sold by James Ham- 
mond, Church Book Store. 12-24 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia. The proceeds 
will be devoted to Calvary Church, Rockdale, Delaware Co., Pa. 
Richard Somers Smith was born August 16, 1789, and died Feb. 29, 1884, at the 
venerable age of ninety-four. These Reminiscences were written in 1867 for the 
perusal of his godson, a youth of eleven years of a', r e. They detail the history of 
seven years of Mr. Smith's early life, from his entry into a counting-room in Phil- 
adelphia in April, 1806, to his return from Sweden in 1813. The last three years 
were spent in that country. They were eventful years in the history of Europe, and 
the larger part of the narrative is devoted to them. We obtain from these pages an 
interesting picture of Sweden in the early part of the present century. Appended 
is a sermon to his memory, preached in Calvary Church, Rockdale, Pa., of which 
he was the founder, June 29, 1884, by the Rt. Rev. Alfred Lee, D.D., bishop of 

Jean de Quayrats, Professeur de Chirurgie et de Pharmacie a Toulouse. Par M. L. 

Saint-Charles. 8vo. pp. 8. 

This is a paper read before the Academy of Science, Belles-Lettres and Inscrip- 
tions, of Toulouse, by M. Leon St. Charles (Register, xxxviii. 107), and published 
in the memoirs of the Academy. It is interesting and valuable for the evidence it 
exhibits of the difficulties attending the establishment of Professorships of Surgery 
in the great universities of France. 

By George A. Gordon, Esq., of Somerville, Mass. 

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the 
Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution for the year 1882. 
"Washington : Government Printing Office. 1S84. 8vo. pp. xviii. 855. 
This volume is exceedingly valuable both as showing the increase of our national 
museum, and as a summary of the discoveries and progress of science as presented 
by the reports of the various departments. The secretary touches upon the needs 
of the institution, and states that *' large and capacious as is the new museum build- 
ing, it has proved already inadequate to the existing requirements of the National 
Museum." Ile also gives Interesting accounts of recent scientific explorations in the 
polar regions and in other portions of the globe, and calls attention to the success 
of the experiment of employing naval cadets as assistants in the different depart- 
, men ts of science. The report** and correspondence relating to astronomy, geogra- 

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phy, meteorology, physics, chemistry, mineralogy, botany, zoology and anthropol- 
ogy, contain the most important papers, prepared by eminent investigators during 
the year, and Form a most valuable collection. The department of anthropology is 
deserving of especial mention, as it contains a vast amount of new information con- 
cerning the mound builders and aboriginal race", and is enriched witb a large num- 
ber of illustrations of utensils, ornaments and portions of the skeletons of these 
tribes, who; if we accept scriptural and traditionary accounts, must have existed 
in the very earliest ages of the world. 

The catalogue of donations and exchanges is well worthy of perusal, and evincea 
constant activity and enthusiasm on the part of the officers of the institution and 
its collectors. Limited space will not permit an extended notice of the volume, but 
suffice it to say, that it is a report which only the conditions existing in a wonder- 
fully progressive and scientific age could produce. 

By George K. Clarke, Esq., of Needharn, Mass. 

Manual of (he Neio Hampshire Senate. First 101 Years under the Constitution. 

From June 2, 1784, to June 3, 1885. Manchester : Printed by John B. Clarke. 

1884. 18mo. pp. 86. 

The compiler of this work is the lion. George C. Gilmore, of Manchester, X. II. 
He has here arranged, in three different lists, the senators who have served during 
the first century since the adoption o( the constitution of New Hampshire in 1784. 
In the next list are found the senators who served in the several years ; in the next 
they are alphabetically arranged ; and in the last they are found under the n;»mes 
of the towns where they resided. Appended we have a list of the presidents of the 
senate, some explanatory notes, the constitution of the Senate Association, and a 
list of officers and members of that association. The manual will be found conveni- 
ent and useful. 

Simple Note sur quelques artistes qui ont trauaillee a Toulouse du xiv e au zvi e siecle. 

4to. pp. 14. 
Documents inedits concernant Vedit de pacification de 1568 et le regime des suspects a 

Toulouse. Par M. Roschach. 8vo. pp. 40. 
Henri D' Auyessau, Jntendanl de Languedoc, 1673-85. Par M. Roschach. 8vo. 

pp. 19. 
Note sur trois lettres inediles du Cardinal de Richelieu, conservies au chateau de Pin- 

saguel. Par M. Roschach. 8vo. pp. 14. 
Rapport sur le concours de Vannee 1879. Par M. Roschach. 8vo. pp. 11. 
_ Four papers upon historical subjects .read before the Academy of Sciences, Inscrip- 
tion and Belles Letters, at Toulouse, by their author, Mons. E. Roschach, a distin- 
guished savant of that metropolitan city in the south of France. M. Roschach is 
leading editor of one of the chief public journals of the city ; is keeper of the Tou- 
louse Museum ; is Arehivi^te of the Municipal rolls; besides be in <r an induential 
member of the learned society whose seat is in that city. The fifth brochure is a 
resume of the labors of one of the classes into which the society divides itself, and 
through which it performs so much and so important labors in the archaeology, the 
history, the philology, the numismatics and the arts of what was aneiently the 
powerful province of Languedoc. 

It is very gratifying to receive these valuable historical pamphlets from the learn- 
ed author. They enrich our library far more than the modest number of pages 
to which they extend would warrant. We take pride in recognizing the value <>f 
such contributions to history which it is the good fortune of the Toulouse Academv 
to command. If all the ancient provinces of France achieve, in research, a MicceJs 
equal to that of Languedoc, the history of Franee will have to be rewritten ; so 
great is the light which is being shed upon the habits, customs and usages of the 

By George A. Gordon, Esq., Somercille, Mass. 

Magazine of Western History. Illustrated. No. 1. November, 1884. Cleveland, 
Ohio : 145 St. Clair Street. Small 4to. pp. 75. Price $4 per year in advance ; 
50 cents per number. 

This magazine is an important addition to the already large number of valuable 
historical publications. It is stated in the prospectus that % * the purposes which 
the publication is intended to subserve are the promotion of historical studies in 

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general and an increased familiarity with the history of the western portion of this 
country in particular." Also that " a department will he devoted to local history, 
in which county and town annals, and sketches of pioneer settlers and of represent- 
ative men and women will have chief place." The opening article treats of .the 
discovery of the Ohio River hy La Salle, and while the records of his explorations 
are meagre, partly owing to the hostility of the Jesuit chroniclers, the subject is 
ably discussed, and all available sources of information are exhausted. The follow- 
ing article relates to the geographical history of Ohio, and contains interesting 
matter concerning the early French explorers. There is also a paper giving an ac- 
count of the organization of the Ohio Land Company, with a portrait of Rufus Put- 
nam, a citizen of Massachusetts. 

There are also articles relating to the Indian occupation of Ohio, and to General 
Arthur St. Clair and his connection with the famous ordinance of 1787 for the gov- 
ernment of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, which 
ordinance is printed in full. The last paper in the magazine is a very interesting 
one, and tells of Washington's first experience as a surveyor, when at the a^e of 
sixteen he undertook the survey of the wild territory on the eastern slope of the 
Alleghanies, then owned by his friend Lord Fairfax of Cameron, an eccentric man 
of sixty years of age, who had taken a liking to the boy and enjoyed his society. 
The publication is gotten up in the best manner, and contains in addition to the 
portrait of Putnam, one of St. Clair, and a picture of Washington on a surveying 

By George K. Clarke, Esq., Needham, Mass. 

Obituary Record of the Graduates of Yale College deceased during the Academical 
Year ending June, 1884, including the Record of a few who died previously . hither- 
to unreported. Presented at the Meeting of the Alumni, June 24, 1884. 8vo. 
Obituary Records of the Graduates of Dartmouth College and the Associated Institu- 
tions for the Year ending at Commencement, 1884. By John M. Comstock, Sta- 
tistical Secretary of the Association of the Alumni of Dartmouth College. Ban- 
over, N. H. : Dartmouth Steam Press. 1884. 8vo. pp. 19. 
Alumni of Colby University. Obituary Record from 1877 to 1884. Supplement No. 
3, including Notices of all Alumni whose decease has been learned from July, 1877, 
to July, 1884. Cambridge : John Wilson & Son. 1884". 8vo. pp. 48. 
These annual obituary records are valuable contributions to American biographical 
literature, and we wish that more of our colleges would follow the examples of iale, 
Dartmouth,, Colby and the few other institutions that now issue them. 

Annual necrologies of Yale College have been compiled since 1842, and have been 
printed since 1860 (Register, xiv. 375; xxvii. 480). They have therefore been pre- 
pared for forty-three and printed for twenty-five years. The first editor was Prof. 
James L. Kingsley, who prepared the record without an assistant for three years — 
J842, 1843 and 1844. Subsequently, till Prof. Kingsley's death, August, 1S52 
(with perhaps the exception of one year), the late Edward Claudius Herrick was 
associated with him. Mr. Herrick had sole charge of the work for the years 1853 
to 18GI inclusive. He died June 11, 1862. Of the record for 1862, he collected 
fifty-seven of the sixty names, and wrote out the sketches of about twenty. The 
present editor is Prof. Franklin B. Dexter. 

The Dartmouth Necrology has been annually issued since 1874. The first editor 
was Prof. Parker. Mr. Comstock's labors besan in 1881. This necrology has a 
record of the deceased honorary graduates, which the Yale necrologies do not give. 
The Colby Obituary Record was commenced in 1870. The record for that year 
contains all the deceased alumni of this university from 1822 to 1870, and was pre- 
sented at its semi-centenary, August 2, 1870. Supplements have been issued in 
1873, 1877 and 1884, the last of which is before us. The work has been compiled 
from the beginning by Prof. Charles E. Hamlin, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. Session 1881-82. 
Volume 21. Liverpool: Adam Holden, 48 Church Street. 1883. 8vo. pp. xvi. 

England is a land so old and so rich in historic details, that one can hardly open 
a volume of this kind without catching at once the flavor of antiquity. The names of 
the members of this society, more than two hundred in number, are given, and 

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while a majority of them are familiar family names on this side the water ; others, 
like Earwaker, Grazebrook, Odgers, McCorqnodale, Cougutrey, are seldom or never 
heard among us. 

The contents of this volume are, ** E>irly Notices of Liverpool ;" " The Mock 
Corporations of Sephton ;" " Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities in the Mayer 
Museum, Liverpool," and ** Notes on the History of Iluyton, especially with ref- 
erence toits Church." The last named is the longest of these articles, and was read 
before the society by F. T. Turton, January 12, li*82. It revives the me uories and 
events of three hundred years ago in this old Lancashire parish. 

In addition to these leading articles there are many short communications on 
matters of interest to such a society. 

By the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., of West Newton, Mass. 

Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. S. M. Watson, Publisher, Public Li- 
brary, Portlaud, Maine. 1884. Sin. 4to. Price $2 a year or 60 cts. a number. 
The price for vol. ii., commencing Jan. 1885, will be $3 a year. 
In April last the '* Maine Genealogical Society" was organized at Portland 
(Register, xxxviii. 348). It bids fair to be of much service in aiding the study of 
genealogy in Maine. A few months later the first number of the present magazine 
was issued by the secretary of that society, Stephen M. Watson, the librarian of 
the Portland Public Library. Though this publication seems to be a private enter- 
prise, it will no doubt have the active -assistance of the members of the Genea- 
logical Society, and will materially advance its interests. There are to be tour 
numbers in 1834 issued at irregular interval*, of which three had appeared when 
this sheet went to press. In 188.3 the work will be issued quarterly in January, 
April, July and October. The three numbers before us are filled with valuable mat- 
ter illustrating the history and genealogy of Maine. The leading article in 2>o. 
3 is " Recollections of Gen. King," who was the fir<«t governor of that state, col- 
lected and contributed by President Anderson of the Genealogical Society. It gives 
an interesting account of a remarkable man. 

The suspension in 1878 of the " Maine Genealogist and Biographer," edited by 
William B. Lapham, M.D., has been much regretted. That work was commenced 
in September, 1876, and three annual volumes were issued. (Register, xxx. 137, 
487 ; xxxi. 44; xxxii. 116.) They showed how rich afield for genealogical research 
the Pine Tree state affords. We are glad to find a successor to the " Genealogist " 
with such good prospects as the magazine before us. 

A Genealogical Cross Index to the Four Volumes of the Genealogical Dictionary of 
James Savage. By 0. P. Dexter, M.A., LL.B. New York: 0. P. Dexter, 
P. O. Box 193. 1884. 8vo. pp. 33. Price .$1, including postage. 
Mr. Dexter states in his preface that he was induced to prepare this index by find- 
ing that there was in Savage's Dictionary "a great deal more information 
about many families than could be found under the name." The writer of this 
had obtained this information in relation to Farmer's Genealogical Register many 
years ago; and when Mr. Savage's Dictionary was in press he strongly urged the 
author to cause such an index as Mr. Dexter has now given us to be prepared and 
appended to his last volume. A single glance at this work shows how much the 
index is needed. It contains all the surnames in the four volumes of Savage 
which are not found in their alphabetical places. The references number several 
thousand. The work will be welcomed by genealogists as a valuable aid. 

Outing and the Wheelman: an Illustrated Monthly Magazine of Recreation. Vol. 

V. No. 3, December, 1884. Boston: The Wheelman Co., 175 Tremont Street. 

Imp. 8vo. Published monthly, pp. 80 each number. Price 20 cts. a number, or 

§2 a year. 

Outing and its predecessor The Wheelman have been noticed in these pases in 
previous years. The numbers for the year 1884, of which the last is before us, ^main- 
tain the reputation which this periodical has gained. It is devoted to the interests 
of those who delight in out-door recreations, and is filled with tales, poetry, essays 
and sketches of travel, of high literary merit. Its illustrations are among the 
best specimens of wood engraving produced. 

history of the Ancient Ryedales and. their Descendants in Normandy, Great Brit- 
ain, h eland and America, from. 660 to 1884. Comprising the Genealogy and Bi~ 
VOL. XXXIX. 10* 

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ography for about One Thousand Years of the Families of Riddell, Riddle, Ridlon, 
JRidley, etc. Fully Illustrated icith Engravings, of Portraits, Residences, Monu- 
ments, Coats- of- Arms and Autographs, on steel, stone and wood. By G. T. Rid- 
lon. Manchester, N. II. : Published by the Author. 1884. Royal 8vo. pp.786. 
Price $5. 
■George Hayes of Windsor and his Descendants. By the Rev. Charles W. Hayes, 
M. A., Rector of St. Peter's Church, Westfield, N. Y. ; and corresponding member 
of the Historical Societies of Maine, Wisconsin and Buffalo, and of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society. Buffalo, N. Y. : Baker, Jones & Co. 1884. 
8vo. pp. xxxiv.-f-320. Price $5, including postage. Address Rev. C. W. Hayes, 
Westfield, N. Y., or J. W. Dean, IS Somerset Street, Boston, Mass. 

Mann Memorial : a Record of the Mann Family in America. Genealogy of the 
Descendants of Richard Man of Scituate, Mass. Preceded by English Family Rec- 
ords and an Account of the Wrentham, Rehubolh, Boston, Lexington, Virginia and 
other Branches of the Manns ivho settled in this Country. By George S. Mann*. 
Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1884. 8vo. pp. 251. Price $3 on white 
paper cloth binding, or $3.50 on tinted laid paper extra cloth binding. 

The Family Records of James and Nancy Dunham Tappan of the Fourth Genera- 
tion formerly of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, N. J., and their Children of the 
Fifth Generation, .... with their Descendants. By Peter P. Good, LL.B., Mem- 
ber of the New Jersey Bar. Published by Samuel C. Tappan, Liberty, Union 
co.,lnd. 1884. Royal 8vo. pp. J26. 

The Humphreys Family. By Frederick Humphreys, M.D., Assisted by Otis M. 
Humphreys, M.D., Henry R. Stiles, M.D., and Mrs. Sarah M. Churchill. 
New York : Humphreys Print. Part V. August, 1884. Imp. 4to. pp. 96. 
Price $2 a number, or £10 for the complete work. 

Genealogy and Family History of a Branch of the New England Upham Family set- 
tled in California, showing the Ancestors of Isaac Upham of San Francisco and 
others. F. K. Upham. 1884. Published for Private Circulation. 12mo. pp. 

Supplement to Genealogical Data respecting John Pickering of Portsmouth, N. //., 
and his Descendants. By Richard Henry Eddy. Boston : 1884. 8vo. pp. 28. 

Genealogy of some of the Descendants of John Webster of Ipswich, Mass., in 1635. 
The earlier families compiled by Wm. B. Lapham, M.D., and the later by J. 0. 
Webster, M.D. Augusta, Maine: Press of Charles E. Nash. 1884. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Chronicles of the Hinsdale Family. Compiled by Albert Hinsdale, in his Seventy- 
Third Year of his Age. Cleveland, 0. : J. B. Savage, Printer. 1883. 12mo. 

Stephen Grover Cleveland: a Sketch of his Life. To which is appended a Short Ac- 
count of Thomas Andrews Hendricks. By Deshler Welch. New York: John 
If. Lovell Company. 1884. 12mo. pp. 222. Price 20 cts. 

Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin of Ashton Clinton, Bucks. By 
Joseph Lemuel Chester, D.C.L., LL.D. Boston : Privately Printed. 1884. 
8vo. pp. 28. 

The Underwood Families of Massachusetts. 8vo. pp. 8. By Prof. Lucien M. Un- 
derwood, Ph.D., of Syracuse University. 

Wing Family. By W. H. Whitmore. Boston : Presa of David Clapp & Son. 1884. 
8vo. pp. 4. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recently published senealogical works. 

The author of the bulky volume on the-Riddell, Riddle. Ridlon and Ridley fami- 
lies informs us in his introduction that he was interested in his family history while 
a boy. It is more than ten years since we first knew Rev. Mr. Ridlon as engaged 
in the preparation of this work. He has been persevering in his labors, and the re- 
sult is a mass of information that is truly surprising about the families bearing the 
several names. They are found in every part of the union, and many persons of 
distinction represent them in these pages. The author has devoted much time to 
the investigation of the origin and early history of these names, and considerable 
space is given to the English portions of the work. The book is handsomely print- 
ed and profusely illustrated with engravings of a high order of merit. Portraits of 
thirty-nine persons, mostly on steel, are given, besides eight sheets of coats of arms 


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and twenty chromo-lithographic views. There ia a table of contents and an index of 

The next book, " George Hayes of Windsor and his Descendants," is the com- 
pleted work on which the Rev. Mr. Hayes, of VVestfield, N. Y., has been many 
years engaged. In October, 1882, he published in the Register a brief account of 
the early generations of this family, and the next spring he had printed for private 
circulation a' fuller record of the first four generations, which work was noticed by us 
in July, 1S83. The elegant volume before us does honor to the author. It is care- 
fully compiled, clearly arranged and very thoroughly indexed. The table of con- 
tents is ingeniously arranged so that the ancestry and descent for three generations 
can be seen at a glance, while the reference to the number of the individual and the 
page where his family is found, is given clearly. The work is beautifully printed 
and illustrated by portraits of the author, of ex-President Hayes, and of others of 
the name. The edition printed was 250 copies, of which only twenty copies remain 
for sale. 

The " Mann Memorial " is devoted chiefly to the descendants of Richard Man 
of Scituate. Mass., about five-sixths of the book being given to them. Prefixed are 
notices of English Manns, followed by sketches of the Manns of W'altham (Regis- 
ter, xiii. 323-8, 364), Rehoboth, Boston, Lexington and Virginia, with records of 
others of the name not identified. The descendants of Richard Man are thoroughly 
traced, with full biographical details and precise dates. There is a good index. The 
work does credit to Mr. Mann, and shows that he is an able genealogist. We hope 
that he will give us othpr works of the kind equally praiseworthy. The book is 
handsomely printed by David Clapp & Son, and is illustrated by coats of arms, por- 
traits of the author, of Hon. Horace Mann, and of several others of the name ; and 
eighteen autographs. 

The next book is devoted to the descendants of James Tappan of Woodbridge, 
N. J., son of Isaac, 8 and a grandson, through Isaac, 2 of Abraham Tappan of New- 
bury, Mass., the English ancestry of whom will be found in the Register for Janu- 
ary, 1879, and the early generations of whose descendants appear in the number for 
January, 1880. The members of this family are fully traced and the records pre- 
cisely given. The book is handsomely printed with a broad margin, the alternate 
pages being left blank for additions and corrections. Judge Good, the author of 
the book, a grandson of James 4 Tappan, delivered an address at a family gathering, 
[September 20, 1883, at Stone Bluff, Indiana, which is printed as an appendix. 

The fifth part of " The Humphreys Family in America " is prepared and issued 
in the same excellent manner as the preceding parts noticed by us in January and 
July of last year. 

Isaac Upham of San Francisco, to whose pedigree. and family the jiext work is 
devoted, was a great-great-grandson of Josiah Upham of Weston, Mass., who is 
numbered 44 in Mr. Wyinan's article on the Upham family in the Register for 
April, 1869. The author is Capt. Frank Kidder Upham. 1st U.S. Cavalry, who 
contributed to the Register for January, 1879, an interesting article on •' The 
name of Upham in England." The immigrant ancestor of this family was John 
Upham, who, with his family, is found in the list of passengers from Weymouth, 
England, March 20, 1635. published in the Register, Jan. 1871, pp. 13—157 

Mr. Eddy, the author of the next pamphlet, published early last year a work on 
the Pickering family, which was noticed by us in April last. The present work is 
a supplement to that, and contains information received since its issue. Mr. Eddy 
■will present a copy of the supplement to all who have the original work. 

The pamphlet on the descendants of John Webster of Ipswich relates to a family 
on which little has been written. Dr. Lapham does not need to be recommended 
to our readers, and Dr. Webster is a worthy co-worker with him. John Webster 
of Ipswich was at one time supposed to be the father of Thomas Webster of Hamp- 
ton, N, II., the first ancestor in this country of the Hon. Daniel Webster ; and he 
is so represented in a tabular pedigree in the Register for Jan. 1853, p. 102. This 
is corrected in the number for April, 1855. p. 159. Thomas was a son of Thomas 
and Margery Webster of Ormsby, co. Norfolk, Eng. 

The " Chronicles of the Hinsdale Family " was compiled in 1882 by the vener- 
able author, who died August 14 of that year, aged 73 years, 27 days. Only a fc-w 
months before his death he presented to each of his three sons a copy in his own 
hand-writing. One of these sons, Mr. Burke A. Hinsdale of Cleveland, Ohio, has 
caused it to be printed, with a continuation of the autobiography of his father, and 
other additions. The family is descended from Robert Hinsdale, an early settler of 
JDedham, Mass. 

104 Recent Publications, [Jan. 

The work on live? of the President and Vice-President of the United States elect, 
was issued during the late presidential campaign, and seems to be carefully com- 
piled. It contains a chapter on '* The Cleveland Family " prepared by Edmund J. 
Cleveland, Esq., of Elizabeth. N. J., who lias for several years been engaged in 
preparing a genealogy of the Cleveland^ (Reg. xxxvi. 80). It may be relied upon 
as accurate. 

Col. Chester's investigations concerning the Baldwins of Ashton Clinton apprared 
last year in the April, July and October numbers of the Register. They are re- 
printed at the expense of G. W. Baldwin, Esq., for whom the researches were made. 
The work shows the concientiousriess and the marvellous thoroughnec-s with which 
the lamented author pursued his researches. 

The last two pamphlets, on the Underwood and Wing families, are also reprints 
from the Register. 

Presented to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to Nov. 1, 18S4. 
I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

Loss of the Essex, destroyed by a whale, with an account of the sufferings of the crew, 
who were driven to extreme measures to sustain life. By R. B. Forbes. Cambridge : John 
Wilson and Son, University Press. 18S4. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Notes on Navigation. By R. B. Forbes. Boston : James F. Cotter, Printer, 165 Devon- 
shire Street. ISS4. 8vo pp. 47. 

A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, containing the Records of 
Boston Selectmen, 1701-1715." Boston : Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, No. 39 Arch 
Street. 1884. 8vo. pp. 272. 

The Scientific Basis of Tariff Legislation. By Carroll D. Wright, A.M. From the Jour- 
nal of Social Science tor 1884. Boston : Cupples, Uphaui and Co., Publishers. 1SS4. 8vo. 
pp. 20. 

The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Settlement of the Rev. E. B. Wilson over the North 
Church and Society in Salem, Massachusetts, commemorated June, 1S84. Salem : Print- 
ed for the Society." 18S4. 8vo. pp. 62. 

Incidents of the First and Second Settlements of .Worcester. By Francis E. Blake. 
Worcester, Mass. Private Press of Franklin P. Rice. 1884. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Why the early Inhabitants of Vermont disclaimed the Jurisdiction of New York and 
established an independent government. An address delivered before the New York His- 
torical Society December 4th, 1830. By Hiland Hall. Bennington, Vt. : C. A. Peirce and 
Company, Printers, 1872, and reprinted 1884. 8vo. pp. 14. 

In Memoriam. Israel Washburn, Jr., born June 6, 1813, died May 12, 1883. Privately 
printed. 1884. 8vo. pp. 148. 

The Life and Services of Ex-Governor Charles Jones Jenkins. A memorial address by 
Charles Colcock Jones, Jr.. LL.D. Atlanta, Ga. : Jas. P. Morrison and Co., Printers and 
Binders. 1884. 8vo. pp. 56. 

Notes on Tithing-men and the Ballot in Massachusetts, by George H. Moore, LLD. 
(From the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society.) Worcester, Mass. : Press 
of Chas. Hamilton, 311 Main Street. 1884. 8vo. pp. 14. 

Notes upon the Codex Ramirez, with a translation of the same, by Henry Phillips, jr. 
(Read before the American Philosophical Society, Oct. 19, 1883.) 8vo. pp. .615^-651. 

American Statistical Association. Boston's Trade and Commerce for forty years, 1S44— 
1884. By Hamilton Andrews Hill, A.M., a member of the Association. Boston: Press 
ofT. R. Marvin and Son. 1884. 8vo. pp. 2 .;. 

The Working Girls of Boston. [From the fifteenth annual report of the Massachusetts 
Bureau of Statistics of Labor.] By Carroll D. Wright, chief of the Bureau of Statistics of 
Labor. Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 

A Memorial of Mrs. Christian Crawford Thomson, Mrs. Margaretta P.Thomson and Prof. 
Henry Rossman Thomson. Bv Joseph F. Tuttle. Indian.ipolis : Carlou and Hollenbeck, 
Printers and Binders. 1834. 8vo. pp. 21. 

Groton, Massachusetts. 1884. Historical Series. No. I. Reminiscences of Groton dur- 
ing the years 1823 and 1824. No. IE. During the years 1826 and 1827. No. III. Grotoa 
during Shay&'s. Rebellion. 8vo.pp. 15. 

1885.] Recent Publications. 105 

II. Other Publications. 

Services of Memorial Dav. held in Canton, May 30, 1884, under the auspices of Revere 
Encampment Post 94 Grand Armv of the Republic. Canton: William Bense, Printer. 
1884. 8vo. pp. 35. 

Historical Sketch of the Nflrrasansett Baptist Association, Rhode Island, 1860-1881. Pre- 
pared by George B Peck. A.M., M.D , clerk of the Association. Providence : Providence 
Press Company, Book Printers. 1884. 8vo. Fcp. 15. 

Collections of the Surrey Achasological Society. Vol. VIII. Parts I. and II. London : 
Printed bv Wvman and So'ns for the Surrey Archaeological Society, 8 Dane's Inn, Strand, 
W. C. 1831 and 18S3. 8vo. 

Historical Sketch of the Worcester County Memorial Association, by Samuel E. Staples. 
Worcester, Mass.: Private Press of Franklin P. Rice. 8vo. pp. 26. 

Exercises at the Laving of the Corner Stones of the Rollins Chapel and of Wilson Hall, 
Dartmouth College, June 25, 18S4. 8vo. pp. 32. 

On Stone Implements in Asia. Bv Prof. Heinrich Fischer, Freiburg Baden. From 
Proceedings of American Antiquarian Society, April 30, 1884. Worcester, Mass., U.S.A. 
Printed by Charles Hamilton, No. 311 Main Street. 1884. 8vo. pp. 29. 

In Memory of Charles O'Connor. Report of a meeting of the Bar of the Courts of the 
State of New York and of the United States for the second Circuit. Held in the City of 
New York on Friday, May 23d, 1S84. Large 8vo. pp. 49. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons 
of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Quarterlv Communication, September 10,1884. 
Boston : Press of Rockwell and Churchill, No. 39 Arch Street. 1884. 8vo. pp. 124. 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. New Series. Vol. II. Part II. London: 
Longmans, Green and Co. 1884. 8vo. pp. 223. 

The General Association of the Congregational Churches of Massachusetts, 1884. Minutes 
of the eighty-second Annual Meeting, North Adams, June 17-19, with the statistics. 
Boston : Congregational Publishing Society, Congregational House. 1884. 8vo. pp. 140. 

Vol. III. New Series. Part. 2. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society at 
the semi-annual meeting held at Boston April 30, 1S84. Worcester : Press of Charles Ham- 
ilton, 311 Main Street. 1834. 8vo. pp. 210. 

Alumni of Colby University. Obituary Record from 1870 to 1873. Supplement No. 1, 
including notices of all alumni whose decease has been learned from July, 1870, to July, 
1873. Waterville : Printed for the Alumni. 1873. 8vo. pp. 15. 

History of Chicago from the earliest period to the present time, in three volumes. Vol. 
L, ending with the year 18-57. By A. T. Andreas. Chicago: A. T. Andreas, Publisher. 
1884. Large quar. pp. 643. 

Cavaliers and Roundheads in Barbados, 1650-1652. Reprinted for private circulation 
from the Demerara "Argosy." Argosy Press, Demerara. 1883. 12mo. pp. 186. 

The Huguenot Society of America. Abstract of proceedings. No. One. Printed for the 
Society by authority of the Executive Committee. New York City. 8vo. pp. 56. 

October, 1884. Harvard University Bulletin. No. 29, or Vol. Ill, No. 6. 8vo. pp. 314- 

Outline of History and Dedication of the Sawyer Free Library of Gloucester, Mass., 
Tuesday, July 1, 1884. Sermons, Press Notices, etc. Gloucester: Cape Ann Bulletin 
Steam Book and Job Print. 18S4. 8vo. pp. 96. 

Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the diocese of Massa- 
chusetts. May, A.D. 1884. Printed for the Convention by Rand, Avery and Co. 1884. 
8vo. pp. 28. 

A Memorial of Wendell Phillips from the City of Boston. Boston: Printed by order of 
the City Council. 1834. pp. 70. 

In Memorv of Hon. Hartley Williams. Died at Worcester, Mass., August 17, 1882. 
Worcester : Press of Clark Jillson. 1883. 8vo. pp. 26. 

Thirty-second Annual Report of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library. 1884. 8vo. 
pp. 66. 

Medical Communications of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Vol. XIII. No. III. 
1884. Boston : Printed by David Clapp & Son, 35 Bedford Street. 1884. Svo. pp. 120. 

Triennial Catalogue and Directory of the Massachusetts Medical Society. 1884. Boston : 
David Clapp & Son, Printers, 35 Bedford Street. 1864. 8vo. pp. 93. 

Captain Richard Ingle, the Maryland " Pirate and Rebel," 1642-1653. A paper read be- 
fore the Maryland Historical Society, May 12th, 1834, by Edward Ingle, A.B. Baltimore. 
1884. Svo. pp. 53. 

Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland; 
April, 16CG— June, -1676. Published bv authority of the Suite, under the direction of the 
Maryland Historical Society. William Hand Browne, Editor, Baltimore. Maryland Soci- 
ety. 1884. 4to. pp.585. 

106 Deaths. [Jan. 

Memorial of John Harvard, the trift to Harvard Univewtty of Samuel James, Bridge. 
Ceremonies at the unveiling of the Statue, Oct. 1-5.1884, with un address br Georire Ed- 
ward Ellis. Cambridge : John Wilson and Son, University Press. 1884. 8vo. pp. 19. 

Proceed imrs of the Rutland Countv Historical Society, August 2-3, 1S82, January 18, 1883, 
August 8, 1SS3, December 6, 1883, August 6, 1884. 8vo. pp. ol-78. 

The Sixty-fifth Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Colby Univor-ity for 
the Academic Year 1884-85. Waterville, Maine: Printed tor the University. 1884. 8vo. 
pp. 46. 

Bulletin of the Essex Institute. Vol. 15, Nos. 7, 8, 9. Vol. 16, Nos. 4, 5, 6. 8vo. pp. 

Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, 2d Series. Vol. VIII. 1SS4. No. 2. 
8vo. pp. 48-89. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Devoted to the Interests of 
American Genealogy and Bio^raphv. Issued quarterly. Vol. XV. 1S84. Published for 
the Society. Mott Memorial Hall, No. 64 Madison Avenue. New York City. 8vo. pp. 190. 

The Universalist Quarterly and General Review. Thomas B. Thaver, D.D., Editor. 
New Series. Volume XXI. Boston Universalist Publishing House. 1884. 8vo. pp. 612. 

Outing and the Wheelman. An Illustrated Macrazine of Recreation. Vol. V. The 
Wheelman Co., 175 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 8vo. pp. 242. 

The New Englander. Volume VII., New Series. Volume XLIL, Complete Series. 
New Haven, William L. Kingsley, Proprietor. Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor, Printers* 
1884. 8vo. pp. 864. 

Education. An International Magazine. Devoted to the Science, Art, Philosophy and 
Literature of Education, Thomas W. Kickneil, Conductor. Vol. V. Boston : New Eng- 
land Publishing Co. 1884. 8vo. pp. 224. 

The American Catholic Quarterlv Review. Volume IX. From January to October, 
1884. Philadelphia: Hardy and Mahoney, Publishers and Proprietors, 505 Chestnut St. 
8vo. pp. 768. 

The Antiquarian Magazine and Bibliographer. Edited by Edward Walford, M.A. Vol. 
VI. Julv to December, 1S84. London: David Bogue, 27* King William Street, Charing 
Cross, \V. C. 8vo. pp. 204. 

Magazine of American Historv with Notes and Queries. Illustrated. Edited bv Mrs. 
Martha J. Lamb. Vol. XII. July— December, 18S4. 30 Lafayette Place, New Y-jrk City. 
pp. 583. 


Arnold, George Carpenter, 24 eon of Arnold, born February 20, 1637. died 

James Utter 25 and Mehitabel (Carpen- pro patria, July 30, 1861; William 

ter) Arnold, was born in Providence, Rhodes 25 Arnold, born June 21. 1639, 

K. I., July 24, 1803, and died at Edge- married Sarah Hill Carpenter : George 

•wood, R. L, Aug. 5, 1881. His ancestor Jay 25 Arnold, born November 7. 1645, 

was William 17 (through the son Ste- married Mary Riiza Ward Bray ton. 

phen 18 ) who set sail with his family Soon after Mr. Arnold had eomplet- 

from Dartmouth, England, May I, ed his education, he entered int<» mer- 

1635, for New England ; and who left cantile business on Westminster St. 

Hingham, Mass., April 20, 1636, to in Providence. R. I. A few years 

settle in Providence, R. I. He mar- later he formed the commission house 

ried Phebe Rhodes, 24 dau.of Col. Wil- of Arnold & Chad-ey, which also ex- 

liam 23 and Sarah 23 (Arnold) Rhodes isted for some time in that city. Sub- 

of Pawtuxet, R. I., May 19, 1831, sequently he succeeded his brother in 

I ... and she was also descended from Wil- law, Mr. Robert 24 Rhodes, as agent of 

liam 17 Arnold, through the daughter the Albion Company, in whose exten- 

Joanna, 18 who mar. Zachary Rhodes eive cotton mills at Albion, R. I., 

of Pawtuxet, R. 1. The children of Messrs. C. 23 & W. 23 Rhodes of Provi- 

George C. 24 and Phebe R. 24 Arnold dence were largely interested. At a 

were as follows • Sarah Rhodes 25 Ar- later period he served for several years 

nold, who inarried Henry T. 25 Drowne as secretary of the Roger Williams 

of New York ; William Penn Rhodes 25 Insurance Company, of Providence; 

Arnold, born October 24, 1634, died and afterwards became respectively 

September 24, 1838; John Rice 25 secretary and president of the Commer- 




cial Mutual Insurance Company, also 
of that city. For fifty-two years he 
was a director in the Manufacturers 
(National) Bank of Providence, and 
always identified himself with various 
business industries of the city and 

Mr. Arnold was a man of strictest in- 
tegrity, and he gave much attention to 
genealogy and antiquarian matters. 
He was indulgent as a father— always 
seeking to make his home a happy one 
— and very domestic in his tastes. 

In 1877 he finished the genealogical 
Tree of the Arnold Family, which was 
photo-lithographed by the Graphic 
Company in New York (as stated in 
the Register fur October, 1879), and 
for which he had personally secured 
many materials in the course of years. 
He was however greatly indebted to 
his kinsman Benjamin Greene 23 Ar- 
nold, Esq., of New York, for the portion 
gathered in England by the late Mr. 
Horatio G. Somerby (which was print- 
ed in the Register, xxxiii. 432-8), as 
also for much that was collected by 
General George Sears Greene, late 
president of the New York Genealogi- 
cal and Biographical Society, who is 
still at work upon an extensive Gene- 
alogy of the Family of Arnold in Eu- 
rope and America. 

Henry T. Drowne. 

Battles, Mrs. Charlotte, died in Chelms- 
ford, Mass., October 23, 1884, in her 
90th year. She was born at Stough- 
ton, December 22, 1794, and was the 
eldest child of Nathaniel Smith and 
Anna Holmes, who were married Mch. 
8, 1792. The father of Nathaniel was 
William Smith, born April 14, 1727, 
whose father, Joseph Smith, a native 
of Dedham, and the first of his name 
who settled in that part of Dorches- 
ter, afterwards Stoughton, married 
Mary, daughter of James and Dama- 
ris (Bird) Hawes, of Dorehester. 

Her mother's father, Philip Holmes, 
of Stoughton, was descended from Dea- 
con Nathaniel Holmes, of Dorchester, 
whose wife was a x Vithington and aunt 
to William Smith's wife, who also was 
a Withington. Mrs. Battles Was thus 
descended in a direct line by two fami- 
lies froui Henry Withington, who came 
over in lt>36 aud was a Ruling Elder 
in the Dorchester church for twenty- 
nine years, until his death in lOtfO. 

At the age of 10 Mrs. Battles was 
engaged to teach in one of the district 
eehools in Stoughton, and Continued 
teaching in several of the districts 
until alter her marriage* On May 

13, 1813, she married Benjamin 
Battles, also born and reared in 
Stoughton, the son of Jonathan and 
Hannah (Porter) Battles. Mr. Bat- 
tles was born July 27, 1790, and died 
in Chelmsford, February 17, 1858. He 
with his twin brother Joseph and 
others started about 1811, a small cot- 
ton factory in Easton, but soon remov- 
ed to Dorchester, and was emploved 
by the Dorchester Cotton and Iron 
Factory until his removal to Newmar- 
ket, N. II., in 1824, where he was en- 
gaged by the Newmarket Manufac- 
turing Company until 1846. Here 
they were active in the formation of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
contributed liberally for the erection 
of the church edifice. 

Mrs. Battles was remarkable for her 
good judgment, her general know- 
ledge and her christian chanty. A 
diligent student of the Bibie and 
standard religious works, she attended 
regularly, until a few weeks of her ill- 
ness, the church and Sundav School. 
For many years she kept a diarv, 
and several volumes filled with the 
record ot current events attest her in- 
dustry. Her children were : I.Char- 
lotte Ann; 2. Augustus Smith; 3. 
Mary Elizabeth ; 4 Benjamin Porter; 
5. William Dexter; O.John Quincy ; 
7. James Monroe ; 8. Emily Arethu- 
sa ; of whom all except Charlotte and 
Benjamin are living. Their son James 
M. Battles, a member of the Historic 
Genealogical Soc, resides in Lowell. 

Boon, Henry George, died in London, 
August 22, 1884, aged 88. He was 
the son of a London bookseller of Ger- 
man extraction, and was born in that 
city, January 4, 1790. At the usual 
age he entered his father's bookstore, 
and in 1831 commenced business for 
himself. " In 1841 he published his 
• Guinea Catalogue,' exhibiting the 
largest stock ever collected by a book- 
seller." He was one of the earliest 
projectors of cheap literature. His 
Standard, Historical, Scientific, Illus- 
trated, Classical, Ecclesiastical and 
Antiquarian Libraries amount to be- 
tween six and seven hundred volumes. 
He was the author, translator or ed- 
itor of many books. His edition of 
Lownde's '* Bibliographer's Manual," 
which he edited, enlarged and publish- 
ed in six volumes, 1857-H4, is particu- 
larly valuable to literary men and an- 
tiquaries. The sixth volume compiled 
by him is devoted to the publications of 
Literary and Scientific Societies. 





Rudd, George, of New York city, died at 
his residence on Riverside Drive, Sep- 
tember 13, 1884, aged nearly 72 years ; 
buried in Greenwood Cemetery. 

lie was born at Bourton-on-Water, 
co. Gloucester, England (Sunduy), 
Sept. 20, 181-2, and baptized " pri- 
vately'' on the 2*2d, according to tlie 
church record. His grandfather, Jo- 
seph 1 Rudd, miller or Bourton, who 
was buried in the churchyard, April 
21, 1810, in his will, drawn up lour 
days previous to his decease (and prov- 
ed Oct. 31st following, in the Prerog- 
ative Court of Canterbury, Doctors 
Commons, London), mentions his two 
children, Richard, 2 whom he appoints 
executor, and Elizabeth, 2 also his sis- 
ter-in-law, Mary Rudd, widow. 

Richard 2 Rudd married, about 1805, 
Mary, eldest daughter and coheiress 
of William Han well,* yeoman, of As- 
trop Farm, parish of Brize- Norton, 
co. Oxford, who had died in 1790, 
leaving a widow Ann and five daugh- 
ters, Mary, Sarah, Catharine, Pene- 
lope and Ann. Richard agreed to 
take charge of the farm, and did so 
until the year 1810, when, succeeding 
to his father's business as a miller and 
maltster, he returned with his family 
to Bourton, where three of his child- 
ren, Elizabeth, 3 Richard L. 3 and Jo- 
seph, 3 were baptized June 14, 1811. 
During the year 1815 he came to Amer- 
ica, settled in Norristown. Pa., conduct- 
ed a milling business in Upper Merlon 
township, Montgomery Co., and pur- 
chased property. 

Not prospering well, he removed 
about 1825 to New York city and there 
carried on other branches of business, 
more or less successfully, till his de- 
cease. He was a Free Masou and 
member of Columbia Lodge, No. 392. 
Afflicted with the gout, he died March 
6, 1852, aged 66, at the residence of 
his son, Richard L. 3 in the vicinity of 
Greenwich, Ct., and was buried in the 
ground of the Congregational Church 
on Quaker Ridge, near Round Hill, 
by the side of his wife, who had died 
November 30, 1834, aged 52. His 
children were: 1. William //., 3 of 
New York, bom August 20, 1806, died 
August 16, 1880, who by wife Sophia 
E., daughter of Capt. James Girdon 
of Philadelphia, left two sons, Theo- 
dore L. 4 and Richard G. 4 2. Eliza- 
beth, 3 born February 2, 1808, died Au- 
gust 3, 1868, whose first husband, 
Erastus R. Harris, died s. p., and who, 
by a second marriage with the Hon. 
John Turner Waite of Norwich, Ct., 

•The Hanwell, or Anwyl families, bear the 
Wales, from whom they are descended. 

had son Marvin, lieutenant of the 8th 
Conn. Reg't, slain at battle of Antie- 
tani, August 17, 1862, aged 20. and 
two daughters, Anne E., wife of Ileus- 
ted W. R. Hoyt, of Greenwich. Ct., 
and Mary E., wife of James S. Welles 
of Boston. 3. Richard Lawrence* b. 
April 21, 1809, died Nov. 15, 1859, on 
his farm near Greenwich, Ct., and bu- 
ried in Calvary (Episcopal) Church 
ground. Round Hill, leaving by wife 
Sarah Ann Knapp, one son Richard. 4 
4. Joseph, 3 born Nov. 29, 1810, was of 
New York city, though a few of his 
declining years were passed at his 
country seat in Clinton. Oneida Coun- 
ty, N. Y. He died in New York, No- 
vember '28, 18S2, and was interred in 
Woodlawn Cemetery. By his wife 
Eliza E.. daughter of Erastus and Ala- 
thea (S.tnfordj Barnes, he had children: 
AiatheaS , 4 w. of Prof. Albert H.Ches- 
ter of Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., 
nephew of the late distinguished gene- 
alogist. Col. Joseph Lemuei Chester 
of London ; Erastus B., 4 who by wife 
O. Augusta, daughter of Hon. Wil- 
liam Fullerton of New York, left one 
daughter, C. Alice* Rudd; Joseph,* 
merchant of New York, residing in 
Brooklyn ; Mary Agnes, 4 wife of Isaac 
J. Greenwood of New York; Cathe- 
rine A., 4 widow of Newton Francis 
Whiting, late financial editor of the 
TV. Y. Ecening Post ; Julia A., 4 wife 
of Thomas C. Wood of Erie,' Pa. ; 
Robert Schell, 4 lawyer of New York. 
5. George, 3 the subject of this no- 
tice, a gentleman of most estimable 
qualities and sterling integrity of char- 
acter, has left by his wife Jeanette 
Lockwood, who survives him, three 
daughters, Eliza, 4 Mary Frances 4 and 
Allie, 4 and two sons, George 4 and 
Marvin. 4 

The family name of Rudd is one of 
the oldest in Great Britain. Sir John 
Rudd, a Welchinan by birth, and 
nephew, on the mother's side, of Roger 
de Clare, third Earl of Hertford, was 
descended from the Rudds, Lords of 
Meath in Ireland. Made a Knight of 
the Sepulchre while in the Holy Land, 
he was one of that small retinue which 
landed in 1192, at Zara, on the coast 
of Dalmatia, accompanying Richard 
Cceur de Lion on his journey home- 
ward; a destination which none of the 
party, save the monarch himself, ever 
reached. Through his wife Tanglust, 
daughter of Rhys ap Gryffith, King of 
South Wales, Sir John was ancestor of 
all the Rudds of England. 

1. J. Greenwood. 

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APRIL, 1885, 

FATHER AND SON, 1722—1827. 

By Hamilton Andrews Hill, A.M. 

HHHE Rev. Samuel Phillips, minister for sixty years (1711-1771) 
-*- of the second or South Church in Andover, Massachusetts, 
had three sons, Samuel, John and William, and in his will, written 
when he was seventy- four years old, he gave them this tender and 
solemn charge : 

" And now my desire and prayer is that my said three sons may continue 
to live in love, .... and, in a word, that they may make it their care to be 
found in Christ, and to serve their generation according to the will of God, 
by doing good as they shall have opportunity unto all men, and especially 
to the household of faith ; as knowing that it is more blessed to give than 
to receive." 

These sons, says the late Professor John Lord Taylor, from whose 
memoirs of members of the Phillips family we shall quote freely in 
this paper, "had already, even before his decease, by their own 
energy and sagacity, won for themselves a prominent place in soci- 
ety, and were now, in the prime of life, showing the far-reaching 
power of that exact yet liberal and high-toned discipline to which 
he had subjected them." 

The eldest of the three was Samuel, who was born at Andover in 
1715, and graduated at Harvard College in 1734. For a short 
period he taught the grammar school in his native town, but soon 
entered upon business pursuits. " With the advantages of his home 
education and his collegiate course, he was in mind and manners, a 
man of letters, not less than a man of business." He gave himself 
also diligently to public affairs. He was a Justice of the Peace and 
of the Quorum, a Representative to the General Court and the Con- 
vention of Deputies, a member of the Governor's Council, and 
"among the very foremost of the Revolutionary patriots." "His 
connection with Phillips Academy, however, as one of its founders, 


110 William Phillips and William Phillips. [April, 

is the fact in his history, which, more than anything else, will give 
him a lasting name." ff Though so deeply involved in the Revolu- 
tionary struggle, like his son, he found time and inclination minute- 
ly to scan this literary project in all its bearings, and as it came to 
maturity, devoted to it his time, and counsel and money, with an 
intelligent interest commensurate with its importance." He was 
the first president of its Board of Trustees, and was annually re- 
elected to this position until his death in 1790. 

Samuel, the son of Samuel Phillips, was born at Xorth Andover 
in 1752, and graduated at Harvard College in 1771. He was one 
of the most distinguished, perhaps the most brilliant, of this very 
remarkable family. He was only twenty-three when he was sent 
by his townsmen as their representative to the Provincial Congress 
at Watertown, and he continued in public life from that time until 
his death. He was a member of the Convention for framing the 
Constitution of the Commonwealth ; a Senator, as soon as the State 
Government was organized ; for fifteen years President of the Sen- 
ate, frequently chosen by an unanimous vote, whatever might 
be the state of political parties ; at the same time Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas in Essex County ; and Lieutenant Gover- 
nor, in which office he died, at the early age of fifty. During all 
this period he carried on an extensive farm, was an enterprising 
country merchant, and was a successful manufacturer of powder and 
of paper. But amid his heavy and varied responsibilities in com- 
mercial and political life, he was kept from becoming worldly, sor- 
did and selfish, by the thorough consecration of all that he Was and 
all that he had to the permanent interests of the heart and the soul, — 
those of his fellow men as well as his own. He was a faithful mem- 
ber of the church of which, for so long a time, his grandfather had 
been the minister. For twenty years he was a member of the Board of 
Overseers of Harvard College, and he received the degree of LL.D. 
from Harvard in 1793. He was one of the founders of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Arts and Sciences ; and it was he who projected 
Phillips Academy at Andover, enlisting the interest of his father 
and uncles, and securing their hearty cooperation in the work. 

The second son of the Rev. Samuel Phillips was John, who was 
born in 1719, and graduated at Harvard College in 1735. He also 
taught for a short time, and, with such preparation as was then to 
be had, he began to preach ; but after listening several times to White- 
field he decided that he did not possess the proper qualifications for the 
work of the ministry, and he settled down to business in Exeter, 
New Hampshire. Like the other members of his family, he com- 
bined rare aptitude for business pursuits with an intelligent appre- 
ciation of the higher wants of man. He founded Phillips Academy 
at Exeter, and contributed liberally to Princeton and Dartmouth 
Colleges ; of the latter college he was a trustee, and he received 
from it the decree of LL.D. He gave- also both during his life and 

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by his will to Phillips Academy at Andover, and was President of 
its Board of Trustees from the death of his brother Samuel, in 
1790, until his own death in 1795. 

The youngest of the three sons was William, who was born in 
1722.* He did not go to college as his brothers had done; but 
"he had so much native force of mind, and so much practical 
culture from his intercourse with men of eminence in every profes- 
sion, that there were few in our metropolis who exerted a more 
marked or salutary influence." At the age of fifteen he came to 
Boston and entered the warehouse of Edward Bromiield, one of the 
foremost merchants of the day. At the end of his apprenticeship 
he became Mr. Bromfields partner, and in 1744 married his daugh- 
ter Abigail. He rapidly amassed a large fortune. 

The Bromfield family was actively identified witk the Old South 
Church in Boston. The first Edward joined it in 1698, the Kev. 
Samuel Willard being then minister, and his son Edward in 1729, 
under the joint pastorate of the Rev. Joseph Sewall and the Rev. 
Thomas Priuce. Mr. Phillips and his wife Abigail became mem- 
bers in 1756, under Dr. Sewall and Mr. Prince; and in 1764, on 
the resignation of Thomas Hubbard as deacon, Mr. Phillips was 
chosen to fill the vacancy. He held this office and the treasurer- 
ship of the Society till 1793, when he relinquished both, because of 
his removal for a time to Andover. A vote of thanks was passed 
" for his good and faithful services in both of the offices which he 
has for a course of years so honorably sustained." 

To illustrate Mr. Phillips's interest in public affairs, and particu- 
larly his earnestness and zeal during the revolutionary period, and 
to show the esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens, we 
will enumerate some of the committees upon which he was called to 
serve, and some of the offices to which he was chosen. 

May 15, 1764. Committee for the preservation of Beacon Hill : 
Thomas Hancock, William Phillips, Joseph Sherburne, Joshua 
Henshaw, James Otis.f 

March 14, 1767. Joseph Jackson, Samuel Sewall, John Han- 
cock, William Phillips and others chosen selectmen, but Mr. Sewall 
and Mr. Phillips did not long serve. 

October 8, 1768. Committee appointed to wait on the Gover- 
nor, after the affair of the mob which resented the seizure by the 
custom-house authorities of John Hancock's sloop " The Liberty," 

* He was born June 2-5, and baptized July 1, 1722. He owned the covenant December 
5, 1736, before leaving home for Boston. 

There was another William Phillips of Boston, bom August 29, 1737. died June 4, 1772. 
He was a grandson of John Phillips of Boston, who was a brother of tiie Rev. Samuel Phil- 
lips of Andover. He married Margaret, daughter of Jacob Wendell, and his son, John 
Phillips, was President of the Massachusetts Senate and first mayor of Boston. 

t See Memorial History of Boston, Vol. II. pp. 520—5*22, for mention of this committee, 
and for a description of Mr. Phillips's house in Beacon Street, on the site of what is now 
Freeman Place. This house was built by the second Edward Bromiield, who died there 
in 1756. It was purchased bv Mr. Phillips in 176 L and he occupied it until his death in 

112 William Phillips and William Phillips. [April, 

from Madeira : James Otis, Joseph Jackson, John Hancock, Wil- 
liam Phillips, Timothy Newell, John Rowe, Samuel Adams, Josh- 
ua Henshaw. 

August 11, 1769. William Phillips was moderator at a meeting 
of merchants in Faneuil Hall, called to consider what should be 
done to carry out the non-importation agreement into which they had 
entered with each other. 

January 23, 1770. At an adjourned meeting of the merchants, 
Governor Hutchinson sent a letter to Mr. Phillips as moderator, 
protesting against the meeting and requesting it to disperse without 
delay, which it declined to do. 

March 6, 1770. After the so-called Boston Massacre in King 
or State Street, a meeting of the citizens, adjourned from Faneuil 
Hall to the Old South Meeting House, appointed a committee of 
fifteen to wait upon the Governor and Council and request the re- 
moval of all the troops from the town. The committee returned 
and reported that the troops which had fired on the people would be 
withdrawn. This was voted to be not satisfactory, and a commit- 
tee of seven from the larger committee was sent to the Governor and 
Council with the message that nothing short of the total and imme- 
diate removal of the troops would be satisfactory to the citizens. 
The committee of seven consisted of Samuel Adams, John Han- 
cock, William Molineux, William Phillips, Joseph 'Warren, Josh- 
ua Henshaw, Samuel Pemberton. This was the occasion when 
Samuel Adams, as Tudor says, showed such noble presence of 
mind, and the authorities, civil and military, were abashed before 
him. " Seeming not to represent, but to personify the universal 
feeling and opinion, with unhesitating promptness and dignified firm- 
ness," he declared, " nothing short of the total evacuation of the 
town by all the regular troops will satisfy the public mind and pre- 
serve the peace of the province." Copley, who was a great admirer 
of Samuel Adams, and who sympathized with the people in the ear- 
lier stages of the struggle, has painted the patriot as he stood be- 
fore the Governor on this memorable occasion, and the picture, with 
which we are all familiar, is sometimes called his masterpiece. 

1772. The North End Caucus Club presented the names of 
Thomas Cushing, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and William 
Phillips for representatives, and they were elected. 

1773. The representatives of last year were reelected by an 
almost unanimous vote. John Adams, Jerathmeel Bowers and 
William Phillips were rejected as councillors by Lieutenant Gover- 
nor Hutchinson. 

1774. The sententious record of the Caucus Club, Samuel Ad- 
ams, moderator, is, " Voted, Same representatives as last year." Mr. 
Hancock received all the votes cast, Mr. Adams all but one, Mr. 
Phillips all but two, and Mr. Cushing lacked twelve of an unani- 
mous vote. General Gage rejected thirteen of the newly-elected 

1885.] William Phillips and William Phillips. 113 

councillors, among them James Bowdoin, Samuel Dexter, William 
Phillips and John Adams. At a town meeting, May 30, John 
Howe, Nicholas Bovlston, William Phillips, Joseph Warren, Josiah 
Quincy, William Molineux, John Adams, Henderson Inches and 
Nathaniel Appleton, with Samuel Adams as chairman, were ap- 
pointed to report a plan for the relief of those who would probably 
be the first sufferers by the enforcement of the Port Act. This 
committee's report led to the formation, July 2b', of the Donation 
Committee, so called.* At the same time a Committee of Safety 
was appointed, consisting of Thomas dishing, Samuel Adams, John 
Adams, John Hancock, William Phillips, Joseph Warren, Josiah 
Quincy. f On the 26th of July, also, Josiah Quincy, Samuel Ad- 
ams (excused), Joseph Grecnleaf and William Phillips were 
appointed a committee forthwith to draw up and report a letter to 
be sent to the other towns relating to two Bills then pending for 
altering the constitution of the Province. J 

Mr. Phillips not only gave his time and service to the popular 
cause, but he contributed liberally to it of his estate. On the out- 
break of the war, he removed his family to Norwich, Conn., where 
they remained while the British had possession of Boston, occupy- 
ing the Arnold mansion, the house, it is said, in which Benedict Ar- 
nold was born. In later years he was a member of the House of Rep- 
resentatives (1782-84),. State Senator (1785-87, 1789-90), Coun- 
cillor (1788, 1791) ; was chosen Councillor in 1785, 1787 and 1.789, 
but declined, evidently preferring to retain his seat in the Senate. 
He was a member of the Convention for framing the Constitution of 
Massachusetts, and a member of the State Convention for the adop- 
tion of the Federal Constitution. But he will be remembered in time 
to come less for the high political positions which he filled, less per- 
haps for the part he took in tl e revolutionary struggle, than for his in- 
terest in the cause of education and his benefactions to Phillips Acad- 
emy. He shared to the full in the generous regard which the various 
members of his family manifested for this institution ; he succeeded his 
brothers as President of its Board of Trustees, and filled the chair 
for a year or two, but age and increasing infirmities made it neces- 
sary for him to retire from it, and his distinguished nephew Samuel, 
Judge Phillips, was called to its occupancy. fr He died in a good 
old age, full of days, riches and honor," on the loth of January, 
1804, leaving a son, William, of whom we are now to speak. § 

* Josiah Quincy, Jr., wrote to Samuel Adams in Philadelphia, August 20, 1774, just as 
he was sailing for England : " It is very difficult to keep our poor in order ; those who 
have least reason to complain are most clamorous. Mr. Phillips has done wonders among 
them. I do not know what we should do without him " 

f Thomas dishing was a family connection of William Phillips; he married Mary, 
daughter of the first Edward Bromheld. Josiah Quincy r Jr., married Mr. Phillips's eldest 
daughter Abigail. 

X For the letter, prepared by Josiah Quincy, Jr., s^e his Memoir, pp. 39(5-398. 

$ Mr. Phillips's wife Abigail died in 1775, and on the 21st or June, 1792, he was married 
by his pastor, the Rev. Dr.'Ecklev, to Mrs. Sarah Beck. Besides Abigail, Mrs. Josiah 
Quincy, he left twin daughters, Hannah and Sarah, who had married respectively Samuel 
Shaw and Edward Dowse. 

VOL. XXXIX. 11* 

114 William Phillips and William Phillips. [April, 

William Phillips, second of the name in this branch of the fami- 
ly, was born in Boston, March 30, 1750, and was baptized two 
days later by one of the associate pastors of the Old South Church. 
"His feeble constitution, and especially the weakness of his eyes, 
forbad his pursuing an extended course of study. With such an 
education only as could be acquired under these disadvantages in 
the schools of Boston, and amid many interruptions, he had little 
prospect in early manhood of extensive influence or usefulness in 
any sphere. He had not the strength for those cares and labors in 
business which still occupied his father ; he was too modest and re- 
served to desire political service, or to hope for success in it; nor 
was there much scope for such service at the time. It was an era 
of discussion, of conflict, of excited passion, of suspense and fore- 
boding." In 1773 he went abroad, and spent several months in 
England and on the Continent, returning to his native town in De- 
cember of that stormy year. He is said to have come home in one 
of the "tea ships";* he certainly arrived just before the destruction 
of the East India Company's tea in Boston harbor, and in the midst 
of one of the great crises of the revolutionary struggle. "What he 
had seen abroad," says Professor Taylor, " as well as what he now 
witnessed at home, gave a new tone to his character, and a new 
direction to his life. He became active, energetic, resolute, self- 
sacrificing. He engaged personally in enterprises and cares of the 
most practical nature designed to promote the Revolution, promi- 
nent among which, at first, was a vigorous movement, by means of 
armed schooners and other small vessels, to capture British mer- 
chantmen on the coast, and especially the transports which were 
bringing in supplies of provisions, clothing, <£c. for the troops." 

Before going abroad, Mr. Phillips (June 21, 1772) was received 
into the membership of the Old South Church, in which his father 
was a deacon, and of which his family, on the maternal side, had 
then been members for eighty years. He now married (Sept. 13, 
1774) a member of the same church, Miriam, f third daughter of 
the Hon. Jonathan Mason, who was one of its deacons from 1770 
to 1798. He took his wife to Norwich, Conn., when the war began, 
and his eldest child, William Mason, was born there. There, also, 
the intelligence reached him of the death of his brother in law, Jo- 
siah Quincy, just as he came in sight of his native shores, on his 
return from an important mission to England, and in the midst of 

• We have not been able to verify this statement, made by Dr. "Wisner in his Funeral 
Sermon, and by Professor Taylor in his Memoir, but we find the arrival of two of Mr. 
Phillips's family connections, Mr. Edmund Quincvand Mr. John Bromfield, reported in the 
Boston Evening Post of Dec. 13, 1773 : " On Friday, Capt. Randall in a Brig, arrived here 
from London ; and last evening arrived Captain Angus in another Brig from the same Place, 
neither of them with any Tea on board : In the former came Passenger Capt. Fellows and 
Wife; and in the latter the Captains Robson & Rogers, Mr. Edmund Quincy, Mr. John 
Bromfield, merchant, and several others." 

f Of Mrs. Phillips, Dr. Wisner said : '• She was a lady distinguished for intelligence and 
discretion ; was eminent for piety and benevolence ; and died greatly lamented, May 7, 

See Note on name Miriam at the end of this article. 

1885.] William Phillips and William Phillips. 115 

his usefulness as a wise and patriotic statesman. The family, how- 
ever, soon returned to Boston, "and thenceforth their life moved on 
quietly and prosperously, while the clouds of the revolutionary storm 
were bursting over other portions of the land." 

Both before and after the Revolution Mr. Phillips was engaged 
in business in connection with his father, but after the death of the 
latter he was very much occupied with the management of the large 
property which had come into his possession. He became a direc- 
tor in the Massachusetts Bank, which was founded in 1784 by his 
father and father in law, with James Bowdoin, George Cabot, John 
Lowell, Oliver Wendell and others, and in 1804 he was made its 
president, in immediate succession to Samuel Eliot, but his father 
had held the position for several years previously. He held this 
presidency until his death in 1827. He served for some time as a 
member of the Board of Overseers, which at that time was composed 
of men who were eminent in the town for social standing, sound 
judgment and philanthropy. In 1805 he was sent to the legislature 
as one of the representatives of Boston, with George Cabot and Jon- 
athan Mason, both of whom had been Senators of the United States, 
John Welles, Francis Wright and others, and he sat in the House 
until 1812, when he was chosen Lieutenant Governor of the State, 
with Caleb Strong as Governor. This dignified position he held until 
1823, John Brooks being Governor from 1816. In 1823, they 
were succeeded by William Eustis and Levi Lincoln, and Mr. 
Phillips served for a single year in the Senate. In 1816, he was 
chosen by the presidential electors of Massachusetts, a member of 
the electoral college, to take the place of William Woodbridge of 
Berkshire County, who was unable to attend. The vote of the 
State was given unanimously for Eufus King, of New York, but 
James Monroe, of Virginia, wai the choice of the nation. In 1820, 
William Phillips and William Gray were presidential electors at 
large, and this time the vote of the State was thrown for Mr. 

Mr. Phillips was well advanced in years when he entered public 
life, r It was his mission to serve the public, not in the ambition 
and fervor of early manhood, but in that calm discretion which 
grows ripe even when the eye grows dim. And here we see him 
standing in a peculiar and noticeable relation to his eminent cousin, 
Samuel Phillips, Jr. This very remarkable man was the younger 
of the two, and had now finished his memorable life." The cousins 
had been intimate, and in full sympathy with each other in the desire 
to employ the wealth which they possessed for the advancement of 

* President Monrce visited Boston in July, 1817, and Mr. Samnel Hall Walley, in his 
Diary, mentions a breakfast ?iv(-n to him by Mr. Phillips. Among those present were Gov- 
ernor Brooks, Commodore Bainbrid?e, General Cobb, Commodore Perry, Judse Parker, 
Judge Prescott, Samuel Prince, William Gray, H:\rri<on Gray Otis, Thomas EL Perkins, 
George Blake and Josiah Quincy. From Mr". Phillips's house the President proceeded to 
the Common, where he reviewed at noon two thousand five hundred troops. 

116 William Phillips and William Phillips. [April, 

learning and the progress of the Kingdom of Christ in the earth. "Wil- 
liam had entered with all his heart into the plans of his cousin Samuel 
at Andover, which he had known minutely from the first. He had 
been elected a member of the Board of Trustees in 1791, and served 
upon it while his father and his cousin were still bestowing upon the 
Academy w their parental care and their frequent gifts." He was 
the fifth of the family to hold the presidency of the Board,* and 
through life he manifested the same earnest interest in the prosper- 
ity of the institution as those who preceded him had done. In 1608, 
the widow and son of his revered cousin, Judge Phillips, with oth- 
ers, founded Andover Theological Seminary, under the same Board 
of Trustees as the Academy ; and he applied his rare wisdom and 
foresight to the great work, which was suddenly proposed, of ad- 
justing a distinct theological institution to the existing classical 
school, so that neither should injure the other, but each be a help 
to its neighbor." His donations to these institutions, during his life- 
time and at his death, amounted to more than $10,000. 

But what he did and what he gave at Andover, was only a small 
part of his benevolent work. At the time of his death he was Pres- 
ident of the Massachusetts Bible Society, of the Society for Propa- 
gating the Gospel, of the American Education Society, of the For- 
eign Mission Society of Boston and Vicinity, of the Congregational 
Charitable Society, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Corpora- 
tion, and of the Boston Dispensary, as well as of the Board of Trus- 
tees at Andover, and vice-president of many other benevolent asso- 
ciations both in Boston and other parts of the country. He had 
been giving away annually about $10,000, and his bequests at death 
were more than $00,000. Belonging to a family endowed with ex- 
ceptional ability for the accumulation of wealth, he believed that 
this wealth was a talent to be used for the glory of God and the 
good of the world. He gave from his abundance, not because he 
did not value the money, but with a full appreciation of its value 
and of the uses to which he dedicated it. On this point, the re- 
marks of his minister, the Rev. Dr. Wisner, in his Funeral Sermon, 
are both discriminating and just : 

" He did not indeed give as much in proportion to his means as some in 
more moderate circumstances. This, whatever may be thought of the 
question of duty, was uot, at least in the present state of the church and 
the world, to be expected. But there has, I believe, no man of wealth 

* The dates of this remarkable succession in the presidency of the Board at Andover, 
may be tbus summarized : 

Samuel Phillips, . . 1778—1793. 

John Phillips, . . . 1790—179.5. 

William Phillips, . . 179-5 — 1796. 

Samuel Ptiillips, . . 1796— 1802. 

William Phillips, . . 1821—1827. 
Eliphalet Pearson, LL.D.. was president from 1S02 to 1821. Samuel Hall Walley, son in 
law of the second William Phillips, was a trustee from 1811 to lb48; and Samuel Kurd 
Wallev, jrrandson, was a trustee from 1848 to 180u, and a member of the Board of Visitors 
from 18-50 to 1870. 

1885.] William Phillips and William Phillips, 117 

lived and died in this country, who has, in proportion to his ability, done 
so much for the cause of charity. It is to be remembered also, that he was 
educated, and his habits formed, when, in this country, liberal benefactions 
were unknown. With him, it may almost be said, began that spirit of lib- 
erality which has sprung up and spread so rapidly in our community 

Scarcely a measure has been adopted or an association formed, in this city 
and vicinity, for the improvement of the physical, the intellectual, the moral 
or the spiritual condition of men, which has not received his cooperation 
and his liberal support." 

To the church of his fathers, of his baptism and of his own choice 
in early manhood, — the Old South, — he contributed for more than 
fifty years, of his time and thought and affection. In 1794 he was 
called to the office of deacon, to fill the vacancy made by his father's 
resignation a few months previously, and he held it until his death. 
For nine years, from 1817 to 1826, his son Edward was a deacon 
with him. This son, and a daughter, Miriam, wife of Samuel Hall 
Walley, died a few months before him. His own death took place 
at his house in Tremont Street, known in our annals as the Faneuil- 
Phillips mansion, on Saturday evening, May 25, 1827, — on the eve 
of the annual meetings in the interest of religion and philanthropy, 
which then made " anniversary week " the great festival of the 
Christian year, and in which he had been accustomed to take so 
prominent a part. He left one daughter, Abigail Bromfield Phil- 
lips, wife of the Rev. Ebenezer Burgess, D.D., of Dedham, and a 
son, the Hon. Jonathan Phillips, a sketch of whose life is to be 
found in the fourth volume of the Memorial Biographies of the 
N. E. Historic Genealogical Societv. 

All the Phillipses of whom we have made mention in this paper, 
were possessed of uncommon strength of character and conviction, 
and they attained to uncommon elevation and earnestness of pur- 
pose. Let it be remembered that they were descended from an un- 
common ancestry. The Rev. George Phillips of Watertown, the 
Rev. Samuel Phillips of Rowley, and the Rev. Samuel Phillips of 
Andover, not to name others, were exceptional men, both for ability 
and piety ; and in addition to all these, the second William Phil- 
lips traced his descent, through his mother's family, to the Rev. 
John Wilson, first minister of the First Church, Boston, and the 
Rev. Samuel Danforth, associate of the Apostle Eliot in the pastor- 
ate of the First Church, Roxbury. , To how many of the grand old 
Puritan divines of early New England, has the fulfilment of the 
covenant promise come, in ample and cumulative blessing, " I will 
be a God to thee, and to thy seed after thee " ! 

Note on* the Name Miriam. — It may be interesting to trace, so far as we are 
able, the history of the name Miriam, which is a marked name in the Phillips line 
and in related families. 

Pilgrim Simpkin.s had wife Miriam, who died Nov. 10, 1660, leaving a daughter 
Miriam, who married Thomas Tyler. Pilgrim Simpkins, by second wile Catharine 

118 Church liecords of Farmington, Conn, [April, 

(Richardson), had daughter Snrnh. who married, 1R91, Christopher Kilby. Christ- 
opher and Sarah (Simpkins) Kilby had daughter Miriam, named, no doubt, after 
her aunt and her grandfather's tirst wife. 

Miriam Kilby married, 1724, Benjamin Clark, son of William Clark, " of the 
North Church,' ' as he is described in Se wall's Journals, to distinguish him from his 
namesake William Clark, who was a member of the South Church. 

Miriam, daughter of Benjamin and Miriam (Kilhy) Clark, married, 1741, Jona- 
than Mason, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Scoliay) Mason. Jonathan, son of 
Jonathan and Miriam (Clark) Mason, married. 177!), Susan Powell, and had daugh- 
ter Miriam Clark, who became the wife of David Sears. 

Miriam, daughter of Jonathan and Miriam (Clark) Mason, married, 1774, the 
second William Phillips. Their son, Jonathan Phillips, had daughter Miriam ; 
their son, Edward Phillips, had daughter Miriam Mason : and their daughter, Abi- 
gail Brom field Phillips Burgess, had daughter Miriam Mason. 

Miriam, daughter of William and Miriam (Mason) Phillips, married. 1S03. Sam- 
nel Hall Walley. They had daughter Miriam Clark Wallcy, and granddaughter 
Miriam Phillips Walley, and there is now a great-granddaughter Miriam Pmilips 

From the Walley family the name Miriam passed into another branch of the Phil- 
lips family. John Phillips, first mayor of Boston, married. 1794. Sally, daughter 
or Thomas and Sarah (ilurd) Walley* and sifter of Samuel Hall Walley. They had 
daughter Miriam, who married the Rev. George W". Blagden : and granddaughters, 
Miriam Phillips Reynolds, Miriam Phillips Blagden, and Miriam Walley Phiiiips; 
and one, at least, of their great-granddaughters bears the name Miriam. 

It would seem that this favorite family name has been borne by those whom we 
have mentioned, and doubtless by others outside the line of descent, in consequence 
of its having been borne by the first wife of Pilgrim Simpkins, who lived two and a 
half centuries ago. 


Communicated by JcLirs Gat, Esq., of Farmington, Conn. 
[Continued from page 52.] 

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March 27, 1774 Baptised Samuel son Thos. Newell Jr. 

April 24, 1774 Baptised Lowly Dr. of Capt 3 Judah Woodruff. 

April 24, 1774 Baptised Dolly Dr. of Mr. Jno. Treadwell. 

April 24, 1774 Baptised Mary Hart Dr. of Ebenezer Hawley. 

May 22, 1774 Baptised Ezekiel son of Ezekiel Hosford. 

-May 22, 1774 Baptised Esther Daug r of Elijah Wimpy, Indian. 

Jane 26, 1774 Baptised John son of Capt. Noadiah Hooker. 

Jane 26, 1774 Baptised Rhoda Daug^ of Lieut. Peter Curtiss. 

Jaly 3, 1774 Baptised Thomas son of Robert Padden. 

July 10, 1774 Baptised Rena Daug r of Eneas Cowles. 

July 10, 1774 Baptised Oliver Ilancox son of Israel Freeman. 

Jaly 31, 1774 Baptised Rhoda Basg? of Asa North 

Jaly 31, 1774 Baptised Timothy son of Asa North. 

July 31, 1774 Baptised Joel son of Oliver Stevens. 

August 7, 1774 Baptised Ruth Dr. of John Newell Juu r . 

August 7, 1774 Baptised Adna son of Miles Crampton. 

August 14, 1774 Baptised Araxa Duug r of Timothy Root. 

August 14, 1774 Baptised Dorcas Daug r of Ebenezer Hubbard. 

August 28, 1774 Baptised Mary Daug^ of Joseph Hooker. 


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Febr* 25, 1776 
March 31, 1776 
April 1776 
April 21. 1776 
May 5, 1776 
May 11, 1776 
June 3, 1776 
June 9, 1776 
Juue 16, 1776 
June 16, 1776 
June 23, 1776 



June 30, 
July 7, 1776 
July 14, 1776 
July 21, 1776 



Baptised Sarah Daug r of Thomas Lewis. 
Baptised Dolly Daug r of John Thomson Jun r . 
Baptised Lucy Daug r of Sylvanus Curtiss. 
Baptised Jeremiah son of Lieut. James Cowles. 
Baptised George Anson son of Amos Clarke. 
Baptised Theor ? Child of Asahel Woodruff. 
Baptised Theodosia Daug r of Sam Stedman Jr. 
Baptised Samuel son of Dea a Seth Lee. 
J. Beckly son of John Woods. 
Ebenezer son of Ebenezer Lankton. 
Baptised Sarah Daug r of Obadiah Andruss. 
Do. Polly Dr. of Heman Judd. 

Esther Daug r of Heman Judd. 

Elizur son of Heman Judd. 
do. Dryden son of Heman Judd. 
Baptised Anne Daug r of Sam 11 North Jun r . 

Clarissa Daug r of Do. 

Linus son of Do. 
Baptised Hart son of Bethuel Norton. 
Baptised Tirzah Daug r of Sol n Curtiss. 
Baptised Samuel son of Joseph Laukton. 
Baptised Ichabod son of Noah Woodruff. 
Baptised Castina Dr. of Noah Woodruff. 
Baptised Mary Daug 1 of Jn° Thomson Jun r . 
Baptised Abigail Daug r of Jona th Bull Jr. 
Baptised Welthian Daug 1 of Roswell Stevens. 
Baptised Roswell son of Roswell Stevens. 
Baptised Sally Daug r of Isaac Gleason. 
Baptised Huldah Daug r of Sam 11 Smith. 
Baptised Sidney son of Will m Wadsworth. 
Baptised Jonathan son of John Woods. 
Baptised Sarah Daug r of Elijah Andruss. 
Baptised Amzi son of Lieut. Elijah Portter. 
Baptised W.lliam son of Zadoc Orvis. 
Baptised Erastus son of Roswell Stevens. 
Baptised Mary Daug 7 of Ens. Rezin Gridley. 
Baptised Temperance Dang* of Asa Brownson. 
Baptised Nancy Daug r of Lieut. Elisha Scott. 
Baptised Ira son of Elijah Woodruff J r . 
Baptised Asa son of Asa North. 
Baptised Abraham son of Joshua Parsons. 
Baptised Asa son of Ebenezer Hawley. - 
Baptised Asahel son of John Portter. 
Baptised Noah son of Deacon Seth Lee 
Baptised Rhoda Wife of Stephen Hart Jun r . 
Baptised Ebenezer son of Stephen Hart Jr. 
Baptised Mary Daug r of Do. 

Baptised Castina Daug r of Do. 
Baptised Stephen son of Do. 

Baptised Hart son of John Newell Jun r . 
Baptised Thomas son of Thomas Newell J r . 
Baptised Abigail Daug r of Thomas Lewis. 
Baptised Abigail Daug r of Simon Clarke. 


Church Records of Farmington, Conn, 


July 21,1776 
July 21, 1776 
July 21, 1776 
August 4, 1776 
Sept r 8, 1776 
Sept: 8, 1776 
Oct' 6, 1776 
Oct r 6, 1776 
Oct' 27, 1776 
Oct' 27, 1776 
Oct' 27, 1776 
Nov' 3, 1776 
Decb' 22, 1776 
Decb' 22, 1776 
Decb' 22, 1776 
Decb r 29, 1776 
January 5, 1777 
Febi-y 9, 1777 
Febr y 16, 1777 
March 2, 1777 
April 9, 1777 

Do. Do. 

Do. Do. 

Do. Do. 

Do. Do. 
June 1, 1777 

Do. Do. Do. 

Do. Do. Do. 
July 7, 1777 
Sept' 14, 1777 
Oct' 5, 1777 
Oct' 19, 1777 
Nov' 2, 1777 
Nov' 9, 1777 
Nov' 30, 1777 
Janu y 4, 1778 
Jany 12, 1778 
March 1, 1778 
March 1, 1778 
March 29, 1778 
April 1778 
May 24, 1778 
June 28, 1778 
Sept' 20, 1778 
Octr. 4, 1778 
Octr. 18, 1778 
Octr. 18, 1778 
Novr. 1, 1778 
Novr. 19, 1778 
Novr. 19, 1778 
Novr. 26, 1778 
December 20, 1778 

Baptised Daniel son of Eldad Hart 
Baptised Stepheu son of Miles Crampton. 
Baptised Eunice Daug' of Mr. John Treadwell. 
Baptised Huldah Daug' of Oliver Stevens. 
Baptised Sylvia Daug' of Phiuehas Cowles. 
Baptised Daniel son of Reman Judd. 
Baptised Claremont Daug* of Ezekiel Cowles. 
Baptised Jesse son of Isaac Buck. 
Baptised Cynthia Child of Ezekiel Hosford. 
Baptised Dolly Daug r of John Thomson. 
Baptised Marcus son of Sam 1 North Jun r . 
Baptised Simeon son of Robert Padden. 
Baptised Anne Dag' of Nehemiah Street. 
Baptised Cynthia Dag r of Neh h Street. 
Baptised Samuel son of Nehemiah Street. 
Baptised David son of Joseph Root. 
Baptised Anna Daug' of Capt n Ichabod Norton. 
Baptised Elizabeth Dag' of Wid Elizabeth Hart. 
Baptised Mille Dag' of John Pratt. 
Baptised Susanna Dag r of Asahel "Wads worth. 
Baptised Child of John Mills. 

Baptised George son of Wid. Mehetabel Kilborn. 
Baptised Billy son of Wid Mehetabel Kilborn. 
Baptised Joshua son of Wid Mehet 1 Kilborn. 
Baptised Polly Hancox Dr. of Israel Freeman. 
Baptised David son of Wid Lois Scott. 
Baptised Samuel son of Widow Lois Scott. 
Baptised Martha Daughter of Wid. Lois Scott. 
Baptised Zenas son of Samuel Bird J r . 
Baptised James son of Col Noadiah Hooker. 
Baptised Samuel son of Sam 11 Stedman J'. 
Baptised Reuben son of Ens 11 Joseph Lankton. 
Baptised James son of Abel Thomson. 
Baptised Martha Woodruff Dr. of Joshua Parsons. 
Baptised Oman son of Marvin Clarke. 
Baptised Nath el Waterman son of James Bishop. 
Baptised John Livy son of Mr. John Lewis — Tutor. 
Baptised Phebe Dr. of John Newell. 
Baptised Eph m Treadwell son of Timo. Woodruff. 
Baptised Charles the son of Capt n Peter Curtiss. 
Baptised a babe of John Woods. 
Baptised John son of John Thomson. 
Baptised Manna son of Zadoc Orviss. 
Baptised Elijah son of Elijah Woodruff. 
Baptised Abigail Dag' of Dea n Seth Lee. 
Baptised Prudence Daug' of Isaac Buck. 
Baptised Nathan son of Sam 11 North Jun'. 
Baptised John son of John Treadwell Esqr. 
Baptised Eunice Daug' of Ezekiel Hosford. 
Baptised Betsey Daug f of James Hickox. 
Baptised Elizabeth Beckit Dr. of Obadiah Andruss. 
Baptised Jonathan son of Joseph Hooker. 
fTo be continued.] 

P. M ' 

1885.] President Wilder s Address. 121 


Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Nett England Historic Genealogical 
Societt, January 7, lb35.. 

Gentlemen of the Society : 

One year after another appears and hastens away. A new year 
has dawned on the horizon of time, and we still live to prosecute our 
noble work. Forty years of faithful record have placed their signet 
on our labors and crowned them with success. "The past is secure," 
but we fondly hope that our Society may go on prospering and to 
prosper, not only for forty years more, but for forty times forty years, 
and until the histories of this world shall be merged with the events 
of eternity. 

But rejoicing as we may in the growth, prosperity and usefulness 
of our Society, we have to lament the loss by death of some who 
have been in several ways especially distinguished in our cause. 
Among these we would gratefully remember William A. Whitehead, 
an honorary vice president for New Jersey, an active worker and 
efficient officer in the historical society of that state, and the author 
and editor of many of its volumes ; the Rev. Dorus Clarke, D J)., 
for many years a director and historiographer of our Society, who 
was present one year ago, at our last annual meeting, and stood by 
my side, but now his bust only is before us, to remind us that his 
living presence will be here no more ; the Hon. Stephen Salisbury, 
LL.D., a life member, and thirty-four years the president of the 
American Antiquarian Society; Willard Parker, M.D., LL.D., 
eminent as a physician and surgeon ; Edward Sprague Rand, 
prominent as a conveyancer, and in many public institutions, who 
with members of his family was lost in the City of Columbus ; the 
Rev. Thomas W. Davids, the historian of Nonconformity in Essex, 
England ; the Hon. Francis B. Hayes, president of the Massachusetts 
Horticultural Society, with whom 1 have been intimately associated 
in the promotion of its objects ; the Hon. Clinton W. Stanley, one of 
the justices of the Supreme Court of Xew Hampshire ; the Rev. 
Mortimer Blake, D.D., an able writer on New England local 
history; Ellis Ames, one of the commissioners of Massachusetts for 
printing the Province Laws; and the venerable Jonathan Mason, 
an honored citizen of Boston, whose memory was a storehouse of 
the events which occurred here in the early part of this century, 
who when a young man was an amateur artist, and some of whose 
portraits adorn our walls. 

The deaths of members during the past year, as far as known, 
number twenty-eight. The average age of the whole is seventy- 
three years, seven months and four days, thus sustaining the high 
vol. zxxix. 12 

122 President Wilder 's Address. [April, 

average of age which has blessed our deceased members for many 
years. It .is our painful duty to record the death of one of our 
assistant librarians, Mrs. Emily II. Crocker, who died on the 5th 
of December last. The memory of her unobtrusive and cordial 
manners, exactness and fidelity in the discharge of her duties, will 
long be cherished by the members of the Society. 

We deplore the loss of our associates and of those more closely 
allied to us by the ties of kindred and blood, and by which my 
own soul has been most deeply pierced. God knows what is best 
for us, and He will do what is best. Infinite wisdom cannot err, 
and let us be thankful that our friends have been spared to us so 
long, and for the hope that we may meet them again in that better 
world, where death and sorrow shall never come. O yes, 

There is another life above, 

"Where we may meet the friends we love ; 

Then let us in this faith await 

The opening of the Heavenly gate ! 

By the Reports which are to be submitted to-day it will be seen 
that the Society is in a sound, prosperous and progressive condition, 
and the various departments in good working order. The acquisi- 
tion of funds, the constant increase of members, and the large acces- 
sions to our library of rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts and other 
historical material afford us the most substantial evidence that our 
labors are highly appreciated by a generous public. For all these 
demonstrations of favor we are most thankful ; nor should we fail to 
recognize and gratefully to keep in mind the valuable services of our 
officers, committees and members, all of which, with the exception 
of those pertaining to the library, are gratuitously rendered. 

I have the pleasure to state that the fourth volume in the series of 
Memorial Biographies of our deceased members is nearly completed. 
It contains memorial sketches of twenty-nine deceased members, 
while the four volumes contain sketches of one hundred and fifty-six 
members. These memoirs have been prepared with great care by 
competent persons, among whom are some of the most distinguished 
writers of our day. The volumes are among the most interesting and 
valuable in our library. They preserve and hand down to posterity 
the names of those who have aided us in our efforts to perpetuate 
the memories of good men and of good deeds. 

No other publications of our Society have been received with greater 
favor than this series of volumes. With the issue of each volume 
the Work becomes more and more interesting and highly appreciated, 
and so it will continue to be, constituting a Biographical Dictionary 
of our deceased members, of the highest interest not only to those 
connected by ties of kindred and blood, but it will be of great valu6 
to the students of biography, containing memoirs as the series will, of 
many of the most distinguished men of our own and of coming times. 
I express the feelings of all when I acknowledge the obligations we 

1885.] President Wilder s Address. 123 

are under to the committee in charge of the preparation and publica- 
tion of these volumes, and the debt we owe to the late William B. 
Towne, whose generosity has enabled them to give these volumes to 
the public, and in so handsome a dress. 

For' the last few years I have spoken to you of the absolute 
necessity of the enlargement of our present House, without which 
the usefulness of the Society would be greatly retarded, and I 
promised, if my life and health should be spared, that the money 
necessary for the enlargement of our house should be raised. I had 
hoped that some generous member of our large association would 
have volunteered to give us the necessary funds for this purpose. 
This hope not having been realized, it became necessary to apply 
personally to our friends for the money to accomplish this object, 
which has resulted, 1 am most happy to state, in subscriptions for 
twenty-five thousand dollars for this purpose. And here, let me 
say, that words cannot express the gratitude I feel for these generous 
responses to my solicitations. 

My pledge is fulfilled ; and I now suggest the expediency of ap- 
pointing a Building Committee, and that the work be immediately 
commenced. We have received in past times many valuable dona- 
tions and bequests, for which we are sincerely grateful, but these have 
mostly come from persons not denominated as rich. There are, 
however, in our day numerous instances of generous benefactions 
in the founding or support of institutions for the relief of suifering 
humanity, the advancement of science, literature and religion, which 
will cause the hearts of grateful millions to revere and bless the 
memories of the givers. Still we cannot but deplore the fact that so 
many of our rich men pass away without leaving any enduring me- 
morials of interest for the welfare of the world. 

Pardon me for this seeming digression, but I cannot repress the 
sorrow which I feel when one who has been blessed with wealth, 
honors and troops of friends, dies and leaves no testimonial of his 
interest in the institutions which have made him what he was, no 
expression of gratitude for the beautiful world which he had enjoyed, 
no token of sympathy for suffering humanity, no golden lines on the 
pages of history to transmit his name to future generations as a 
benefactor of mankind. 

Our Real Estate, Invested Funds, and the present acquisitions 
for the enlargement of our House, now show an increase of more 
thau one hundred thousand dollars since I came into office. 

At the last annual meeting I called your attention to the re- 
searches now making in England by Mr. Henrv F. Waters under 
the auspices of this Society, and I then stated that the thorough 
system adopted by him would undoubtedly enable him to bring to 
light what had escaped the notice of all previous investigators. 

His valuable papers printed in the Registeu during the past year, 
have more than justified this prediction ; but the most striking yerifica- 

124 President Wilder' s Address, [April, 

tion of it lias been his discovery of the Winthrop Map, and of the Mav- 
erick Manuscript, the latter of which is printed in full in the current 
number of the Kegisteu. These are by far the most important 
contributions to our early colonial history made for many a year, and 
they have excited deep interest among historical students throughout 
the land. The Society is desirous of extending still further these 
researches, and asks for liberal subscriptions to enable it to go on 
with this great work. 

Every year unveils to us more and more of the mysteries of 
creation, more of the revelations of science and the marvellous prog- 
ress of the age in which we live. But grand as these are, they are, 
we believe, only the glimmerings of those electric lights which are 
to illumine the pathways of the generations that are to follow us. — 
the entrance steps of the ascending colonnade of history reaching 
unto heaven, on whose pillars and arches are to be inscribed the 
triumphs of human genius, the dominion of man over nature, the 
conquest of mind over matter, the dignity and grandeur of human 

There is nothing more gratifying to the antiquary and historian 
than the archaeological researches which are now going forward 
in our own and foreign lands ; reaching farther and farther back 
into the history of primitive times ; unearthing cities, temples and 
monuments of untold ages ; and bringing to us a knowledge of the 
moral, social, intellectual and industrial condition of those who have 
gone before us in the distant periods of the past, and of the principles 
which have governed them. 

Never before, so far as we know, has there been so much interest 
manifested in archaeological researches and the study of history 
as within the last few years. Much of this has come from the 
enterprise of individuals in the establishment of institutions to aid 
in the prosecution of these designs. To all such we give a most 
hearty welcome, and bid them God speed in their noble work ; and 
we confidently hope that our own government, which has contributed 
largely by its explorations and surveys in the south-w r est and north- 
west of its possessions, and has cooperated with England in its arctic 
explorations, will not only continue but enlarge the patronage and 
aid which are so much needed for the vigorous prosecution of these 

And here let us acknowledge our gratitude to Heaven for the re- 
turn of Lieut. Greely, with six survivors of his intrepid band, 
rescued at the last moment from the icy jaws of death. Whether 
there be a polar sea or not, much has been learned concerning the 
mysteries of the frozen north. 

We must remember the Archaeological Institute of America, with 
Prof. Charles Eliot Xorton at its head. Its home is with us, and 
its explorations and investigations in the old world, in Mexicu 
and in the south-western regions of our continent, are adding much 

1885.] President Wilder s Address. 125 

information in regard to the customs and industries of peoples long 
since buried by the convulsions of nature or the dust of ages, of 
which we have no documentary history, and which are still unknown 
to the world. And we must not forget the interesting objects dis- 
covered by Dr. Le Plongeon and Mrs. Le Plongeon in Yucatan and 
Mexico, some of which are now on exhibition at the Exposition in 
New Orleans. 

Nor should we fail to remember the labors of Dr. Schliemann in 
the Troad, and those at Mycenae from which so many valuable ac- 
quisitions have been obtained, or those which are now in progress in 
Greece under the auspices of its government and the Archaeological 
Society of Athens. 

And last, not least, we would most earnestly solicit financial aid 
to the Egyptian Exploration Fund, for the energetic prosecution of 
their excavations at Zoan. The results are remarkable which have 
been made known to us by our friend and associate member, the 
Rev. William C. Winslow, of Boston, honorary treasurer, and 
by the Hon. James Russell Lowell, our minister in London, vice- 
president of the Association. They have awakened in the minds of 
biblical and archaeological students, an intense desire to learn mere 
of those ages of which we know so little. The excavations 
at Zoan have already unearthed a temple of large proportions, 
houses of the nobility, and a statue of Rameses II., of the time 
of Moses, larger than any other of which we have any record, 
together with works of art in silver, bronze and stone. Some of 
these are on exhibition at the Royal Institution of London, and 
some have already been given to our Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 

And now that the work has been so auspiciously begun, we trust 
that funds may forthwith be coming to continue these excavations 
with despatch, and thus give to the world more of the history of 
those times, and perhaps something of the ages which preceded 

Well has Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, and no man is better 
able to judge in this matter, — "The Hebrew and Christian world 
should be as much interested in the excavations at Zoan as the classic 
world is in that of Troy or Mycenae or Assos." In Whittier's words, 
"The enterprise commends itself to every reader of the Bible and 
every student of the history and monumental wonders of Egypt." 

Some eight or ten thousand dollars will be required to go on with 
the explorations at Zoan, and to aid M. Naville, who discovered the 
site of Pithom, to locate also Raamses the other treasure city referred 
to in the first chapter of Exodus. I would therefore most earnestly 
recommend this enterprise to the patronage of the American public. 
Did our people know its value to history, biblical knowledge, 
archaeology and art, there would be no lack of funds. Let us all, 
however, contribute, although in small amounts. 

But interesting and instructive as these investigations are in sup- 
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126 President Wilder l s Address. [April, 

plying links in the "history of past ages, our especial duty, as a His- 
torical Society, is to be faithful in recording the events and progress 
of our own times, so that there may be none to supply when we 
have passed away. 

We rejoice in the many celebrations now held by our towns and 
cities for the purpose of transmitting to posterity a record of their 
history, origin and growth ; and especially in every effort to per- 
petuate a remembrance of the heroic deeds of benevolent and patriotic 
men, by monumental structures, statues and other memorials. 

Among the celebrations that have taken place the past year, we 
desire to mention the bicentennial of the city of Worcester and 
the commemoration by the old town of Ipswich of its two hundred 
and fiftieth anniversary, a report of which was so graphically and 
eloquently made to us by our delegate the Hon. Mr. Safford. These 
days were appropriately celebrated by the usual demonstrations of joy 
and gratitude by hundreds and thousands who came back to their 
former homes to participate in the pleasures of the occasion. 

Thanks to a generous people, we now have within this city the 
monument on Bunker Hill, erected to commemorate the battle 
which gave to the world the promise of American Freedom ; also 
statues of Washington, Franklin, Winthrop, Hamilton, Samuel 
Adams, Warren, Prescott, Glover, and Lincoln in Emancipation of 
the Slave, of Webster, Everett and Sumner, of Quincy, Mann and 
Andrew, whose names are immortalized in the annals of history. 
But when and where shall statues be brought forth in memory of 
John Hancock, whose bold hand heads the signers to the Declara- 
tion of American Independence ; of John Adams, the successor of 
the immortal Washington in the presidential chair ; of Paul Revere, 
whose midnight cry to arms aroused our valiant yeomen to the fight ; 
and of Lafayette, who volunteered his life and fortunes in behalf of 
our nation's freedom? Thankful, indeed, are we that at last our 
National Congress has under consideration the dutv of erecting a 
monument in memory of the generous and patriotic Lafayette. 

We must not forget the statue so latelv erected at Cambridge, 
the gift of our generous member, Mr. Samuel J. Bridge, in 
memory of John Harvard, the founder of Harvard College, the 
great nursery and fountain of literature. Appropriate indeed was it 
that our friend, the Rev. George E. Ellis, D.D. , LL.D. , whose words, 
always eloquent, were never more so than on this occasion, should 
have been selected to announce its presentation to the world, — there 
at the birth place of this time-honored institution, the graduates of 
which, as he said, make the most numerous body of any one con- 
tinued fellowship on this continent, the record of which will grace 
the annals of old Harvard long after he shall have passed from the 
scenes of earth. 

We can now record the completion of the Washington Monument 
at the capital of our republic, to be dedicated to the memory of 

1885."] President Wilder's Address. 127 

the Father of our Country, on the anniversary of his birth, the 
22d of next month, — a monument alike symbolic of his character 
and the growth of our nation, towering in grandeur higher than any 
other in the world — on whose summit, six hundred feet in air, floats 
the glorious ensign of the most free, prosperous and progressive 
people on earth. Would that I could witness the august ceremo- 
nies of that occasion, when the vast concourse shall assemble to do 
honor to his memory, and when, unless prevented by his recent ill- 
ness, the Hon. Robert C. Winthrop will be the orator of the day, 
as he was at the laying of its corner stone thirty-six years ago, as 
was Webster at the laying of the corner stone and at the completion 
of the monument on Bunker Hill. Nothing could be more appro- 
priate than the selection of Mr. Winthrop, the lineal descendant of 
John Winthrop, for this occasion, where he may add another trophy 
to the renown which he has so justly merited, by the distinguished 
services he has rendered in the halls of congress and on public occa- 
sions, during his long and useful life. 

O that the immortal Lafayette, the friend of Washington and our 
nation's benefactor, could come down to us, and stand there, as some 
of us saw him on yonder hill, with eyes uplifted to heaven, rejoicing 
in the blessings of that independence which he had helped to achieve ! 

Let us also remember on this occasion that the foundation for the 
majestic Statue of Liberty, presented by the patriotic Bartholdi and 
citizens of France, to the L T nited States, has been laid in the harbor 
of New York, a statue of colossal proportions and artistic beauty, 
holding outstretched in her n^antic hand the torch of Libertv to 
enlighten the world. And could we give her voice, it should with 
archangel strains forever chant the immortal hymn of our own 
patriotic bard, whom w r e so lately welcomed to this hall : 

My Country, 'tis of Thee, 
Sweet land of Liberty, 

Of thee I sing. 
Land where our fathers died. 
Land of the pilgrims' pride, 
From every mountain side 
. . Let freedom ring. 

Truly, the presentation by the people of France of this fr Statue 
of Liberty Enlightening the World," is a glorious illustration of the 
march of Freedom, the triumph of human rights in a nation which 
helped us secure our own independence, and which after the lapse of 
more than a century has thrown off the shackles of monarchical 
power, and taken the form of a Republic like our own. Long live 
the Republic of France ! 

And now, over and above all, when and where is a statue in 
memory of the discoverer of America to be erected ? About twenty 
years ago an association of gentlemen in Boston was formed for this 
purpose, of which the lion. Thomas C. Amory, the Hon. M. P. 
Kennard, M. Finotti, Italian consul, and Marshall P. Wilder still 

128 President Wilder s Address. [April, 

live ; but the subject was finally deemed to be of such paramount 
interest and national importance, that nothing in the way of progress 
was attempted. And now what more auspicious time fur renewing 
this enterprise than on the coming Four Hundredth Anniversary of 
the day when Columbus first caught sight of this continent ; a day 
which, as Gov. Chamberlain of Maine has well said, "should hold 
his name in hallowed keeping, that neither bounds of earth, nor sea, 
nor time, bar its homage to the discovered benefactor."' On that day 
will be celebrated throughout the civilized world this great event, an 
event which has resulted in the establishment of the greatest repub- 
lic, and the most independent, progressive and prosperous nation 
on earth, — in a word, the grandest development of human progress 
the world has ever witnessed. 

How thrilling and sublime the history of this then undiscovered 
world ! How momentous, both in a moral and material character, the 
consecpiences of this enterprise, which gave to the world a new 
continent, a new theatre of action for the improvement and welfare 
of the human race ! When we reflect on the results of this event, 
thev rise in importance beyond the capacity of human contemplation. 

Whatever may be said in behalf of other discoverers, it was Chris- 
topher Columbus who pioclaimed to the astonishment of mankind the 
existence of a new world, a world whose empire and growth has no 
equal in the annals of history, embracing as it does every zone, and 
prolific in nearly every product of the globe. 

And when and where shall a statue be raised to perpetuate the 
memory of the Discoverer of America? When but on this day! 
Where, but in the heart of our metropolis, or on the beautiful high- 
lands of our Five-Hundred-Acre Park, overlooking the city, bay and 
country around — there in the south as a w r orthy companion for the 
noble column on Bunker Hill in the north, to stand as proud me- 
morials of two of the grandest events in modern history, the Dis- 
covery of this western world, and the Advent of American Indepen- 
dence. There let it rise. In the words of Webster on Bunker's 
heights, which still linger in my ears, "Let it meet the sun in its 
coming ; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and parting 
day linger and play on its summit." 

My friends, is it not passing strange that no fitting statue has 
been erected by any of our cities, states, or by our nation, in memo- 
ry of this benefactor of mankind? To neglect this longer will be 
dishonorable in the eyes of the generations that are to follow us. 
And now when and where shall a grand national monument or 
statue be erected in memory of the Discoverer of America? When 
but on the day to which I have already alluded? Where? Echo 
from the mountains answers — Where? Here! midway across our 
comment, on the summit of these rocky heights, side by side of 
that which perpetuates the name of him who opened for the nations 
of the earth the first great highway across it. Here, with out- 

1885.] President Wilder' 8 Address. 129 

stretched arms to welcome from the north and south and from both the 
seas, the advancing millions that are to people our blessed land : — 

In size colossal let it rise, 
A model that the world may prize, 
To test the wear of age and clime, 
A tribute for all coming time — 
Until the mountains melt from sight, 
The orbs of light are drowned in night, 
AVhen sun hath set to rise no more. 

We must also record the formal opening of the Grand National 
and International Exposition of the World's Progress, at New- 
Orleans, on the 16th of last month, which promises to be of greater 
amplitude than any other World's Fair, whose structure under one 
roof has the largest capacity, so far as we know, that human 
eyes have ever looked upon. How grand the occasion ! An 
Exhibition opened by the president of this Republic in the Execu- 
tive mansion by electric voice, where in the presence of the represen- 
tatives of Foreign Powers, the Cabinet and the Heads of Depart- 
ments, he addressed the vast concourse at New Orleans, and by 
touching the magic button, started the machinery which proclaimed 
the opening of the grandest exhibition of the resources and progress 
of agriculture, commerce, education, science and art, that has ever 
been seen on any similar occasion. The success of this Exhibition 
cannot but be favorable to our friendly relations with other nations, 
and an assurance of the approach of the blessed time when war shall 
wash his bloody hand, and all be bound together in a common bro- 
therhood of interest, peace and destiny. 

We meet on the fortieth anniversary, this very day, of the organi- 
zation of the Society, which was completed by the choice of officers, 
January 7, 1845. Nearly one half of these forty years I have had 
the honor of holding the office of president, and it is fitting, on 
this occasion, that I should review the history of the association. 
Time, however, will not permit me to enter fully into details. Nor 
need I do so, for fifteen years ago, on the 18th of March, 1870, 
which completed a quarter of a century from the incorporation of the 
Society, the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter delivered an appropriate dis- 
course, in which the history of the Society is fully given. 

Two years ago I addressed you on the origin and progress of 
historical studies in New England, and glanced at the history of 
the historical and antiquarian societies which have preceded and 
followed this in the United States. This Society was the ninth of 
these institutions in New England, and the fifteenth in this country. 
The peculiar fields which the founders chose for investigation — local 
and family history — were ripe for the hand of the worker, and 
the abundant harvests which have followed our labors have shown 
that they were needed. 

At the close of the first year the Society numbered forty-two resident 
or paying members, besides a number of honorary and correspond- 

130 President Wilder 's Address, [April, 

ing members. The growth of the Society at first was steady and 
healthy, though not rapid* Its members, finances and library grad- 
ually increased. In 1868, when you elected me your president, 
and when the Society had attained a little more than half its present 
age, it numbered 453 resident and seventy-two life members, mak- 
ing a total of 525 members contributing to its support. It had four 
funds, the Barstow, Bond, TowneandLife Membership funds, amount- 
ing to $5,361.20; and its library contained 7,057 bound volumes 
and 23,732 pamphlets. 

The Society, seventeen years ago, had no building of its own. 
At the annual meeting in 1869, I urged upon the members in my 
address the importance of beginning at once a subscription for pro- 
curing a building. Before the close of the year 1870, a building 
had been purchased, and the funds for paying for it and making the 
alterations necessary to fit it for our purposes were subscribed for. 
I myself devoted four months to soliciting subscriptions, in which I 
was ably seconded by the treasurer of the Society, the late William 
B. Towne, Esq. On the 18th of March, 1871, the Society's house 
was dedicated, when an able address was delivered by the Hon. Charles 
H. Bell, LL.D., since governor of New Hampshire. In January, 
1872, I called the attention of the Society to the want of a fund to 
provide for the payment of a curator and librarian. In less than a 
year, by personal application, we obtained about thirteen thousand 
dollars, which has been invested and the interest used annually 
towards paying the salary of the librarian. The whole amount raised 
for the building and librarian's fund, as reported by the treasurer in 
1876, amounted to $56,567.50. 

The Society has now 425 resident and 308 life members, making a 
total of 733 active members, besides the honorary and corresponding 
members. The library contains 20,000 volumes and sixty thousand 
pamphlets, while the invested funds amount to over forty-two thou- 
sand dollars, and the society's building cost an equal amount. 

The library in these forty years has been of much service to the 
students of the history and genealogy of our country. The number of 
persons who use it has every year been increasing. Our rooms are 
visited not only by the people of Xew England, but by strangers 
from all parts of the country, especially from places where the sons 
of New England and their descendants are found, whether it be on 
the banks of the Ohio and Mississippi, in the flourishing states and 
territories in the interior still further west, on the Pacific coast or 
on the borders of the Gulf of Mexico. Having found on its shelves 
the information they had long sought, they have expressed their 
gratitude to the liberal minded persons who have gathered the library 
and opened it freely to all comers ; and this they have done in 
various ways, often by adding to it works which otherwise could not 
be procured. The library has been of great service to those who 
have compiled town histories and genealogies, and most of those 

1885.] President Wilder s Address. 131 

who have used it for their purpose have presented copies of their 
books to the Society. Here allow me to add that, during the past 
year, by the generosity of the Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, 
we have a complete set of the New Hampshire Registers, handsome- 
ly and strongly bound. Many of the volumes are extremely rare, 
and the whole set is of great value. Only one or two complete sets 
are known, and there is no other in a public library. 

The Society has done much to foster antiquarian research in Xew 
England, and incidentally in other parts of the country. From its 
earliest days members have been engaged in compiling works on 
local history or genealogy, and many of these have stated that but for 
their connection with this Society and the help they derived from its 
collections and the assistance of their fellow members, they would 
never have attempted their respective undertakings nor have been 
able to perform them in so satisfactory a manner. 

In genealogy especially the influence of the Society has been great. 
In collecting materials for the histories of their own families, it3 
members have sent out letters of inquiry all over the land, and have 
awakened in their correspondents an interest in the lives of their 
ancestors and other kindred whom they have not known. This 
interest in family history, they have communicated to others, till at 
the present time a spirit of genealogical inquiry pervades the whole 

Two years only had elapsed after the organization of the Society, 
when the first number of the New England Historical and Genealogi- 
cal Register was issued under the direction of the Society. Thirty- 
eight volumes have already been completed, and the thirty-ninth 
volume has been commenced. We have brought together in the 
Register a vast amount of historical and genealogical matter, much of 
which would otherwise have been lost. Its quarterly visits to its sub- 
scribers have been of much service in fostering an interest in historical 
subjects. It has had no small influence in leading people to appreciate 
the value of family papers and public documents, by showing them 
their use in an historical point of view. It has led them to search 
their garrets and other depositories of old papers, and has brought 
to light many a priceless document, which fire or the paper mill 
would otherwise have destroyed. 

Three volumes of Memorial Biographies have been issued at the 
charge of the fund contributed bv the late William Blanchard Towne, 
and another will soon be ready for delivery. These volumes show 
not only that the series will be a storehouse of biography, but that 
there will be found in it many facts illustrating the manners and cus- 
toms of the people of Xew England. 

History is the great chronicler of time. Empires may rise and 
fall ; nations and people may pass away ; monuments may crum- 
ble into dust. But history, the recording angel of the past, the 
counsellor of ages for the future, will live on, ever bearing in hand 

132 Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. [April, 

the light of wisdom to illumine the way for successive generations 
of men, while time shall last. 

I am happy to say, gentlemen, that our series of Governors' 
Chairs for the six New England States is complete, but, as the 
Rev. Mr. Slafter, by whose solicitation they have been obtained, 
will make a full report on the subject, I will not say more than to 
congratulate the Society on the achievement of these important and 
interesting acquisitions. 

And now, gentlemen, in conclusion permit me once more to ex- 
press the gratitude I feel for the honor so often conferred in calling 
me to this chair. I now enter on the eighteenth year of office as 
your president. W r ould that I could recall the health and vigor of 
former years ! But, my friends, though these are on the wane, I 
shall never cease to feel the most lively interest in everything that 
pertains to the honor and progress of our association. Life is uncer- 
tain, but Eternal Goodness never fails ; and I know of no more 
beautiful illustration of this thought in the whole English language, 
than in those comforting lines of our beloved poet, Whittier, which 
are a consolation to me, and which he kindly repeated to me when 
we last met : 

M And so beside the silent sea 

I wait the muffled oar, 
No harm from Him can come to me, 

On ocean or on shore. 

1 know not where His islands lift 

Their fronded palms in air, 
I only know I cannot drift 

Beyond His love and care." 

God bless, prosper, and perpetuate our Society, through all com- 
ing time. 


Communicated by Sam: Brigos, Esq., of Cleveland, Ohio. 

npHE following is a copy of the title-page of a book which has 
-*- lately come into my possession : 

Memoirs of the First Settlement of the Island of Barbados, and other the 
Carribbee Islands. With the Succession of the Governors and Commanders 
in Chief of Barbados to the Year 1742. Extracted from Ancient Records, 
Papers and Accounts taken from Mr. William Arnold, Mr. Samuel Bulk- 
ly, and Mr. John Summers, some of the first settlers, the last of whom was 
alive in 1688, aged 82. Also some Remarks on the Laws and Constitu- 
tion of Barbados. London: Printed for E. Owen, near Chancery-Lane, 
Holborn. M.DCC.XLIII. 

I have transcribed and send for the Register a list of the names 
therein, embracing 758 settlers resident in Barbadoes in 1G38, and 


Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


owning ten or more acres ; 106 others identified with the history of 
the Island ; 60 Governors and Commanders resident there from 
1625 to 1743. 

A List of the Names of the Inhabitants of Barbados, in the Tear 1638, who 
then possessed more than ten Acres of Land. 

Bamfield, Nicholas 

Abney, William 
Adams, John 

Addis, Thomas 
Addison, Thomas 
Adey, James 
Akerman, William 
Allen, John 

Reynold (also called Alleyne) 
memb. of Council June 1630 
Allen, Richard 
Almond William 
Alridge, Thomas 
Alsop, William 
Alven, Richard 
Ambler, Charles 
Anderson, Michael 
Andrews, Samuel, member of Coun- 
cil Dec. 1629 and July 1636 


Arnold, William, arrived in the 

" William and John " 17 
Feb. 1625 
Ashford, John 
Ashmore, Robert 

Ashten, Henry, perhaps Capt. who 
was Commissioner from 
the King, 4 Dec. 1639 
Ashton, Robert, perhaps person not- 
ed in parish boundaries 
Dec. 1629 
Ashton, Thomas 
Atdam, Adam 
Atkinson, John 

Bagg, John 
Baker, Simon 
Bald rick, Marnad 
Baldwin, Thomas 
Ball, Ambrose 
Baistou, William 


Bandfield, William 

2 Banks, William 


Barker, John 

Barnes, Edward 

Barrow, James 

2 Barton, Thomas 

Bastervill, Robert 

Batho, Richard 

Batt, John 


Battin, Thomas 

Baxter, Stephen 

Bayes, Henry 

Bazil, Thorn a3 

Beard, Lieutenant 

Bedingfield, Thomas 

Beemie, John 

2 Beker, Richard 

Belgrove, Joseph 

Bell, John 

Bennet, Edward 

Benson, Robert 

Betts, William 

Biggs, David 

Biicliffe, Willoughby 

Bill, James 


Birch, William, Capt. Council mem- 
ber Dec. 1629. murdered by 
Capt. William Kitterich 7. 
Aug. 1634 


Bittany, Henry 

Biverioyt, Samuel 

Bix, David 

Blackbourn, John 

Blackwell, Henry 


Blower, John 

Bl unden, Roger 

Booth, Ralph 

William, Capt. 


Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Boston, Stephen 

Bouch, Martin 

Bowen, Anthony 

Bowman, James 

Bowser, Anthony 

Bowyer, George, Copt, member of 
CouncilJnly 1636 

Boytham, James 


Bredle, Jeffrey 

Brickhill, Richard 

Bromley, Thomas 

Brookhaven, Christo. 

Brooking, Joseph 

Broom, P2dward 

Brown, Edward 

Henry, CapL member of 
Council Dec. 1629. Assist- 
ant Justice 11 April, 1631 

Brugli, Richard 

Buckerfleld, Nic* 

Buckley, George 

Bulkley, William 

Bnrbeck, Francis 

Burrows, Hugh 


Burrwell, Mathew 

Burte, Richard 

Burton, Thomas- 

Bushel, John 

Bushell, Thomas 

Butcher, John 


Butler, Henry 

Button, William 

Callecot, Richard 

Calverley, Thomas 

Campley, William 

Carlile, Richard 


Carr, John 

Carsely, Edward 

Casey, John 

Cater, Francis 

Catsfort, Christopher 

Caulvely, Richard, perhaps Sir Rich- 
ard Calvely, Council mem- 
ber June 1630 

Cave, Richard 

Chamberlain, Christo. 

Chambers, Richard 

Chandler, Nicholas 
Chapman, Thomas 
Cheesewright, John 
Cheshire, Isaac 



Clayborn, Thomas 
2 Cleeves, Thomas 
Clement, Henry 
Clibourne, Thomas 
Cloak, Thomas 
Clubb, Henry 
Cobham, Thomas 
Cockram, Francis 
Cole, John 

Coleman, William 
Collant, James 
Colliers, John 
Comprey, John 
Compton, Daniel 
Cooper, Isaac 
Corbett, Clement 
Cornelius, Capt. 
Cornwall, Robert 
Cotham, Thomas 
Consatt, William 
Conyers, Charles 
Cook, Zachary 
Coverly. Thoma3 
Cox, William 

Cranefield, Edward, member of Coun- 
cil July 1636 
Cray, Richard 
Crichlow, James 


Cruse, Mathew 
Cullenben, Roger 
2 Curtis, John 

Daff, Edward 
Daggs, Nicholas 
Dakely, Francis 
Darby, Edmund 


Davies, George 




Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Davies, Lieutenant 
Day, John 
Deacon, Nicholas 
Deakens, Anthony 
Dean, John 
Deane, Thomas 
Decesley, Nathaniel 
Dennis, Thomas 
Dew, John 
Dewall, Edward 
Dickenson, Francis 

Digbie, perhaps of Christ 

Church parish 
Dixson, Thomas 
Dormer, William 
Dorrell, Thomas 

Dotten, William, of Governor's Coun- 
cil 11 Apr. 1631, and also 


Downeman, James 
Drake, Edmund 
Drax, James, Sir, Brought model of 
Sugar mill, and some cop- 
pers from Holland 
Drax, William 
Drew, Samuel 
Dryest, John 
Duckett, Richard 
Ducsberry, William 
Dudney, Francis 

Duke, Humphrey 
Dunkley, John 
Dunstan, Robert 
Dutton, Capt. 

Edney, Peter 

Edwards, Henry 

Ellin, Giles 

Elliot, Richard 

Ellis, Thomas, Capt. Council June 
1630, Justice Apr. 1631, 
Council July 1G36 

Ellis, Thomas, Esq. 

Ellison, John 

Else wick, Edward 

Emmerson, Thomas 


Estwick. Francis 

Evans, Thomas 

Evelyn, George 

Farnell, John 
Farroll, Daniel 

Faucett, Rich. Litid. perhaps Assist- 
ant Justice 11 Apr. 1631 
Ferris, Henry 
Ferris, Henry, Lieut. 
Fido, Thomas 
Finchman, Capt. 
Fisher, Edward 
Flavell, William 

Fletcher, Daniel, perhaps Capt. of 
Council Dec. 162D, As- 
sistant Justice April 
1631, Commissioner 
Forster, John, perhaps Ass't Justice 

April 1631 
Forster, John, mimst. 
Franklin, John 
Fret well, Henry 

Fryar, William 

Futter, James, Capt. perhaps Ass't 
Justice Apr. 1631 

Garret, William 
Gay, William 


Gibbes, Robert 

Thomas, Capt. Council Dec. 
1629, June 1630, July 
Gibson, John 

Gift, Toby 
2 Gill, Christopher 

. Robert 
Glegg, Richard 


Gold, Arnell 
Goldingham, John 
Gough, John 
Goulding, William 
Gray, Nicholas 
Green, James 


Greene, John 


Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Gregory, Nicholas 
Grice, John 
Gritfin, Richard 
Griggbie, Alexander 
Griggs, Henry 


Groicer, Edward 
Grove, John 
Grover, Edward 
Guy, Archibald 


Hackett, Richard 
Ilackleton, Thomas 
Hagthorp, John, CapL 
Hales, John 
Half'worth, William 
2 Hall, Henry 


Hals, William, CapL 
Ham, Jeremiah 
Ilamond, Henry 
Harbourne, Ralph 

Hargrave, Robert, perhaps at Bar- 
bados Dec. 1629 
Hargrave, Thomas 
Harley, William 
Harrison, Edward 

William ' 

Hartridge, Thomas 
Hassel, Nicholas 
Hatt, John 
Haulse, Matthew 
Haulsey, John 
Hawkins, Hugh 

Hawley, Henry, Gov. Commissioner 
of Earl of Carlisle 9 Apr. 
1629, Governor June 1630 
Hawtaine, Gerrard 
Hawton, Edward 

Hay, Peter, perhaps King's Com- 
missioner Dec. 1639 
Hayes, Morris 

Hay man, Copt. 
Haymond, William 
Hayward, John 

Hazle, Richard 
Heathcot, William 

Helis, Michael 
Henes, Francis 
Henson, Philip 
Hesus, Michael 
Hethertone, Richard 
Hewett, Francis 
Hide, John 
Higginbotham, John 
Hill, John 

Hilliard, Charles 


Hitchcock. Thomas 
Holland, William 
Hollingsworth, George 
Holmes, James 

2 Hooke. William 
Hooker, Robert 
Horton, Richard 
Hothersall, John, CapL 

Thomas, Justice 11 Apr. 
Hough, Anthony 

Hoves, , CapL 

Howard, John, Min. 


Hughes, Gabriel 
Hudson, William 
Humphreys, Zachary 


Hunt, Henry 
Hurdis, Edward 


Hynd, Richard, CapL 

Ingar, Richard 
Irish, Thomas, CapL 
Isaac, John 

Jackson, John 
Jagger, Francis 
Jarvis, John 
Jeffers, David 
Jemmet, John 
Jemmot, Bernard 
Johnson, John 

Jones, James 




Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Jones, Roger 

Lyddal, John 



Macey, Anthony 

Joyner, John 

Mackey, Thomas 

Keene, William 

Mackley, Robert 

Kelly, Cornelius 

Haddocks, Thomas 

Kemp, Daniel 

Magorman, Daniel 

Key, John 

Malpas, George 

Kidd, Thomas 


Kingswill, Anthony 

Manbridge, Roger 

Kitterich, Capt. perhaps 


am, of 

Manton, Clement 

Governor's Counci 

i June 


Manwareing, John 

Ass't Justice 11 



Mapesden, Capt. 

Shot for the mure 

ler of 


Marbury, Aut. Capt. Council Dec. 

William Birch 9 Sept. 163^ 

1629, June 1630, retired 

Knott, William 

11 Apr. 1631 
Marshall, Mark 

Lacey, Christopher 


Lambert, Richard 


Land, Samuel 

Marshart, Capt. 

Lane, Thomas 

Martin, Henry 

Langden, Stanhope 


Langford, Philip 

Martingale, John . 

Langley, James 

Mashlim, John 

Lawrence, John 

Mason, William 

Lee, Adam 

Matthews, Adrian 


May, John 


Maycock, Thomas 


May oh, John 


Mead, John 

Leech, Daniel 

Mee, George 


Melbourne, George 

Leggat, John 

Mellow, Nathaniel 

Le Gouch, Francis 

Middleton, Christo. 

M r perhaps of St. James 

Tho. Capt. 

parish 23 Feb. 


Millington, George 

30 (?) 

Mills, Edward 

Leigh, John 


Leighton, Richard 


Leonard, Richard, member of Coun- 

Minot, Thomas 

cil Dec. 1629 

, June 1630 

Montgomery, Edm. 

Lester, George • 

Moor, Thomas 

Leverdale, John 

Morgan, Francis 

Lewis, Charles 



Morris, David 




Mortell, Peter 

Loe, Richard 

Moulthorpe, Christo. Capt. 

Longstaff, Christo. 

Mulion, Lewis 

Lord, Henry, Minist. 

Mulleneax, Richard 

Lucas, Nicholas 

Mullens, David 

Luelliu, Thomas 





Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Mullens, William 
Musgrove, Robert 

Napleton, Lieut. 
Narton, John 
Natris, Cuthbert 
Naylor, Edward 
Neason, Copt. 
Needham, Abraham 
Neeve, Francis 
Kelson, John 
Nightingale, John 
Nix, John 

Odgar, Gabriel 

Odiame, Thomas 

Ogle, Cuthbert 

Oistine, Edward, Ass't Justice 11 

Apr. 1631 
Oistine, M r , perhaps of Christ church 

parish Dec. 1629 
Okley, Francis 
Orban, John 
Osburne, John, Senior 

Oughtram, William 
Outram, William 
Overy, Edward 

Pacey, Lancelot 
Page, Francis 
Pake, John 
Palfrey, John 
Palmer, William 
Parkes, Thomas 
Parr, Thomas 
Parris, Tho. Esq. 

Thomas, M 1 Ass't Justice 11 
Apr. 1631 
Parsons, Milch ard 

Patrick, Leonard 
Payton, John 
Peate, Peter 
Peateley, Capt. 
Peene, M r 

Peers, Thomas, Esq. Council mem- 
ber Dec. 1629, Capt. and 
member of Council June 
Peers, Richard, Deputy Governor, 3 
Apr. 1633, 1 Sept. 1635. 

President of Council July 
Peerson, John 
Peirce, James 
Peirson, John 
Pelling, Philip 
Pemberton, William 
Pendred, Robert 
Perkins, William, perhaps merchant 

of London, 1628 
Pester, Edward 


Pickering, Joseph 
Pickfort, Robert 
Pi££Ot, Francis 
Pilgrim, Thomas 
Pinchback, Thomas 
Pingle, Thomas 
Pinkell, John 
Plaisterer, William 
Plumbtree, John 
Plunket, Thomas 
Pocock, Thomas 
Pollard, William 
Potterton, John 
Porch, Francis 
Port, Edward 
Powell, Daniel 

John, Captain Governor 
John, Capt. Capt. of the 
"William & John" 17 
Feb. 1625. Either he 
or John Jr. supported 
the claim of the Earl of 
Pembroke against the 
authority of the Earl of 
Carlisle but was defeated 
14 Sept. 1628. Was en- 
titled Governor at this 
Pratt, Gabr;el 
Prescott, John 
Price. Laurence 

Prior, Michael 


Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Punnett, Roger 

Rainsbury, Francis 

Randall, Richard 

Rash, Peter 

Ratford, Thomas 

Eawdon, Marmad. Col. 

Read, Francis 

Reasons, John 

Redding, Thomas 

Redwood, John 

Reed, Edmund, Col. Council June 

Reene, William 
Reeve, Robert 

Reid, John, Capt. 

John Stuttering 
Richardson, Samuel 
Ridge, Roger 
Rigbie, Thomas 
Riggs, Sampson 


Risbey, Peter 
2 Roach, James 
Robinson, Jasper 

Richard, Ass't Justice 11 
Apr. 1631 
Robinson, Thomas 
Robotam, Richard 
Roch, Cornelius 
Rogers, William 
Rope, Robert 
Rousewell, John 
Rowland, David 

Ruffin, Richard, perhaps of St. Pe- 
ter's parish Feb. 1630 
Russel, John 

Rycroft, Henry 
Ryley, Hugh 

William, Capt. Council June 

Sackley, Francis 
Sallamanger, — 

Saltonstall, 3P perhaps resident in 
1631, mentioned in boundary 
Saltonstall, Thomas 
2 Sanders, James 

Sandiford, Thomas 

William, Ass't Justice 11 

Apr. 1631, Council July 
Saunderson, Rowland 
Sauson, Robert 
Savage, M r 
Sawer, Richard 
Scriven, Giles 
Seatle, Tho. Capt. 
Secretarie, M T 
Seeley, William 
Semmonds, Dorothy 
Serjeant, John 
Seyzeman, John 
Sharp, Robert 
Sharpeless, John 
Shaw, John 
Shellborn, John 
Shelley, Edward 
Shepherd, James 

Sheratt, David 
Sheriffe, David 
Shipberry, Richard 
Singleton, William 
Sisam, Plenry 
Sisemore, John 

Smith, Edward 





Smithie, M T 
Sober. John 

South, Edward 
Southerdon, Henry 
Southward, Edward 
Southwell. Edward 
Sparkes, Capt. 
Speight, William 
Spencer, John 
Spendlove, John 
Spike, Paul 
Spikeman, William 
Squib, Thomas 
Stallange, Roger 

Stanakin, — 

Stanhope, Tho. Capt. 
Staples, John 
Starkey, George 


Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 


Stephens, Richard 

Stevernton, Richard 

Stiles, "William 

Stirring, George 

Stokes, John, Ass't Justice 11 Apr. 

Stone, Vincent 

Streetholdt, Courade 

Stringer, John 

Studd, Abraham 


Summers, George 

Swan, John, Captain and Surveyor. 
Deputy and Lieutenant 
Governor July 1628 

Swan, William 

Sweylevant, Daniel 

Swinhoe, James 

Swords, Thomas 

Symonds, Nicholas 

Sympson, Lancelot 

Talbot, Capt. Council Dec. 1629 
Tawyer, John 
Taylor, John 

Terlaines, M 1 
Terrill, Charles 


Terrour, M r 
Thomas, Howell 



Thompson, Adam 

Thomson, Thomas, Ass't Justice 

Apr. 1631 
Thorne, Joseph 
Thurborne, John 


Towne, Bryan 
Toxley, James 
Tracey, William 
Treney, Thomas 
Treswell, Robert 
Trew, Thomas 
Trotle, William 
Trott, Thomas 
Tudor, Robert 
Turner, Henry 

Turner, John 
Twiggs, Roger 

Vaughan, Edward 
Vinton, Thomas 

Walcot, Philip 
Walford, John 

Walker, George 
Wall, Garrat 


Wallford, John 
Wallis, M< 
Wamsley, IP 
Wanlev, Henry 
Ward, William 
Ware, Thomas 
Warren, M T 
Waters, Humphry 
Watkins, Richard 
Watson, George 
Weaver, Thomas 
Webb, Henry 



Weekes, John 
Weston, William 
Wetherall, Michael 
Wethnall, Saunders 
Whitacre, Henry 
Whitefield, Francis 
Whittingham, M T 
Wickham, Nathaniel 


Wickstede, Richard 
Wiggins, M* 
Wiggs, Edward 
Wigmore, Thomas 
Williams, John 

Willis, Nicholas 

Wilson, Paul, Mlnist. 
Wiltshire, Thomas 
Wise, Francis 
Wittor, Richard 
Wolfe, Edward 

1885.] Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 141 

Wolfe, Gabriel 

Wrey, Leonard 

Wood, John 

Wreyton, John 

Mathew, Capt. 



Wright, Capt. 

Yate, William 

Woodcock, Robert 

Yates, Thomas 

Woodhouse, Philip 

Yeamans, Robert 

William, Ass' 

t Justice 

Yeateman, William 


. 1631 

Yeates, John, Capt. 


Wooton, Roger 


Worley, Joshua 

Yeomans, Thomas 

Wormull, Thomas 

Yeomans, John 


The Chronological Succession of the Governors and Commanders in Chief of 


Dean, William, Capt. Governor, 17 Feb. 1625. 

Wolferstone, Charles, gent. Governor, 29 Mar. 1628. 

Wheatley, Robert, Capt. Governor, 9 Apr. 1629. 

Tufton, William, Sir. Governor, Dec. 1629. 

Hawley, Henry, Capt. Governor, June, 1630. 

Peerce, Richard, Esq. Dep. Governor, 3 Apr. 1633. 

Hawley, Henry, Governor, 16 Apr. 1634. 

Peerce, Richard, Dep. Governor, 1 Sep. 1635. 

Hawley, Henry, Governor, July 1636. 

Hawley, William, Dep. Governor, 1639. 

Hawley, Henry, Governor, 17 June, 1639. 

Hunckes, Henry, Major, Governor, 4 Dec. 1639. 

Bell, Philip, Capt. Lieut. Gov. 18 June, 1641. 

Bell, Philip, Capt. Governor, 1645. 

Francis, Lord Willoughby, L't Gen. & Gov. 7 May, 1650. 

Ayscue, George, Sir, Governor, 11 Jan. 1651. 

Searl, Daniel, Esq. Governor, 29 Mar. 1652. 

Muddifqrd, Thomas, Col. Governor, 16 July, 1660. 

Walrond, Humphrey, Esq. Prestilent, 17 Dec. 1660. 

Francis, Lord WSloughby, Governor, 13 Sept. 1663. 

Willoughby, Henry, ) ^ 

Hawley, Henry, >- Commissioners, V5 Dec. 1666. 

Barwick, Samuel. ) ) 

William, Lord Willoughby, Governor, 3 Jan. 1666. 

Codrington, Christopher, Col. Dep. Gov. Nov. 1668. 

William, Lord Willoughby, Governor, 6 Dec. 1669. 

Codrington, Christopher, Col. Dep. Gov. 7 Apr. 1670. 

William, Lord Willoughby, Governor, 6 July, 1672. 

Colleton, Peter, Sir, Dep. Gov. 2 Apr. 1673. 

Atkins, Jonathan, Sir, Governor, Xov. 1674. 

Dutton, Richard, Sir., Governor, 7 Mar. 1680. 

Witham, John, Esq. Dep. Gov. 3 May, 1 683. 

Dutton, Richard, Sir, Governor, 10 Sep. 1684. 

Stede, Edwin, Col. Lt. Gov. & Comd r , 15 July, 1685. 

Kendal, James, Col. Governor, 10 May, 1690. 

Russell, Francis. Col. Governor, Sep. 1G95. died. 

Bond, Francis, Esq. President, 1696. 

142 Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. [April, 

Grey, Ralph, Hon. Governor, 1698. 

Farmer, John, Esq. President, Dec. 1701. 

Granville, Beville, Sir, Kt. Governor, May, 1703. 

Sharpe, William, Esq. President, Sept. 1706. 

Crowe, Mitford, Esq. Governor, 1707 

Lillington, George, Esq. President, May, 1709. 

Lowther, Robert, Esq. Governor, June, 1711. 

Sharpe, "William, Esq. President, May, 1714. 

Lowther, Robert, Esq. Governor, May, 1715. 

Frere, John, Esq. President, June, 1720. 

Cox, Samuel, Esq. President, Dec. 1720. 

Irwyn, Lord, Governor, 1720. d. before arrival. 

Belhaven, Lord, Governor, 1720. d. before arrival. 

Worsley, Henry, Esq. Governor, 19 Jan. 1722. 

Barwick, Samuel, Esq. President, Sep. 1731. died. 

Dottin, James, Esq. President, 1 Jan. 1732. 

Scroop, Lord Viscount Howe, Governor, 11 Apr. 1733. 

(Popple as Governor, mentioned in MS. note as holding office at this 

Dottin, James, Esq. President, 27 Mar. 1735. 
Byng, Robert, Hon. Governor, 15 Dec. 1739. 
Dottin, James, Esq. President, 6 Oct. 1740. 
Robinson, Thomas, Sir, Governor, 8 Aug. 1742. MS. note. 
Grenville, Henry, Esq. Governor, 14 Apr. 1747. " " 

Other Names found in the Book with the numbers of the pages on which the 
said names are found, with the event with which said names are connected 
in the history of Barbados. 

Albemarle, Duke of, 1, visited Barbados in 1687 on voyage to Jamaica. 

Ann, Queen, 54. 

Atkins, Jonathan, Sir, 43, Governor, Nov. 1674. 

Ayscue, George, Sir, 28, Governor 11 Jan. 1651. 

Banister, Alexander, 10, London merchant^lessee from Carlisle 1628. 

Barwick, Samuel, Esq. 38, 58, Commissioner for Willoughby 5 Dec. 1666. 

Belhaven, Lord, 53, Governor circa 1720. [President Sept. 1731. 

Bell, Philip, Capt. 21, 22, 23, 27, Lieut. Gov. 18 June 1641, Governor 

Bing. Preface. 

Bond, Francis, Esq. 46, President 1696. 
Boteler, John, Col. 2 planter 2 Aug. 1692. 
Bowyer, William, Capt. 16, Ass't Justice 11 Apr. 1631. 
Brandon, Marmaduke, 9, London merchant, lessee from Carlisle 1628. 

Bruce, , Judge, 61, Judge under Gov. Bing, 1740. 

Bulkley, , J/ r 11, 17, landed 5 July 1628. 

Byng, Robert, Hon. 60, 61, Gov. 15 Dec. 1739, died 6 Oct. 1740. 
Carlisle, Earl of, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 27, 29, 

30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 40. Grantee 1605. 
Charles, John, 10, London merchant, lessee from Carlisle 1628. 
Charles 1, King, 4, confirms grant to Carlisle 2 June, 1627. 
Charles 2, King, 30, adjusts adverse claims at Restoration. 
Clarendon, Lord, 30, 37, comments on above. 
Cleonelly, Baron, 58, see Scroop, Lord Howe. 

1885.] Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. 143 

Cobham, John, 62, Assembly, 6 Oct. 1740. 

Codrington, Christopher, Col. 1, 2, 42, Dep. Gov. Nov. 1668, planted first 
corn 1665, will recorded 1 June 1711. 

Colleton, Peter, Sir, 43, Pres. 22 Apr. 1673. 

Courteen, William, Sir, 3, 9, grantee under Pembroke 25 Feb. 1627. 

Cousins, , app. 1, fails in attempt to make sugar about 1666. 

Cox, Samuel, Esq. 53, President Dec. 1720. 

Crowe, Mitford, Esq. 52, Governor 1707. 

Dean, William, Capt. 3. 12, Governor 17 Feb. 1625. 

De Witt, Pensionary, 67. 

Doncaster, Viscount, 4. See "Earl of Carlisle. 

Dotten, James, Esq. 58, 60, 61, President 1 Jan. 1732, Mar. 29, 1735, 6 
Oct. 1740. 

Duke, William, ms. receives letter from Tho s Knight 5 May, 1744. 

Dutton, Richard, Sir, 43, 44, 46, Governor 7 Mar. 1680, 10 Sept. 1684, 
superseded 15 July, 1685. 

Farmer, John, Esq. 37, 49, President Dec, 1701. 

Farrington, John, 10, London merchant, one of original lessees under Car- 
lisle grant, 25 Feb. 1627. 

Forster, Edmond, 10 (as above). 

Fortescue, William, Capt. 20, Council July, 1636. 

Frere, John, Esq. 53, 62, ap. 5, President June, 1720. 

Frere, Tobias, Assembly 6 Octo. 1740. 

Frizer, Elizabeth, ap. 4, died 31 July, 1736. 

George 1, King, 54. 

Gibbes, Joseph, Capt. 17, Justice 11 Apr. 1631. 

Graeme, George, 62, Assembly 6 Oct. 1740. 

Granville, Beville. Sir, 49, Governor May, 1703. 

Grenville, Henrv, Esq. pref. Governor 14 Apr. 1747 (ms. note) 

Grey, Ralph, Hon. 46, 49, Gov. and Capt. Gen. 1698-1701. 

Grey, Baron Wark, 49. (See Hon. Ralph Grey.) 

Grey, Lord, 55, 5(j. (See Hon. Ralph Grey.) 

Hall, Robert, Capt. 14. Council Dec. 1629. 

Hanmer, John, 21, King's Commissioner 4 Dec. 1639. 

Harrison, Thomas, Esq. 3, founded free school 1730. 

Havercombe, , 12, Commissioner from Earl Carlisle 1628. 

Hawley, Henry, 18, 19, 20, 21, 38, Governor 16 Apr. 1634, July 1636. 
17 June, 1639, Commissioner for Lord Willoughby 5 Dec. 1666. 

Hey wood, Capt. 14. Council Dec. 1629. 
f Holdip, James, Capt. 1, 20, first planter of sugar, Council July 1636. 

Howe, Lord, 4. 

Hunckes, Henry, Major, 21, commissioned Governor 1639. 

Irwin, Lord, 50, commissioned Governor 1720 and died. 

James 1, King, 2, grants Barbados to Earl Carlisle 1605. 

James 2, King, 46. 

James, Lord Hay, Earl of Carlisle, 4, Grantee of Barbados, 2 June 1627. 

Jordan, Joseph, 62, fly, Assemblyman 6 Oct. 1740. 

Kendal, James, Col. 46, Governor 10 May 1690. 

Kentlane, , 12, Clergyman, 1628. 

Kinnoul, Earl, 31, 32, claimant under Earl Carlisle 1660. 

Knight, Thomas, fly, writes to W m Duke 5 May, 1744. 

Langdon, Francis, Capt. 15, Council June 1630. 

144 Early Inhabitants of Barbadoes. [April, 

Lillington, George, Esq. 52, President May 1709. 

Lowtber, Robert, Esq. 52, 53, Governor June, 1711, May, 1715. 

Lyte, John, Esq. 5, 62, Speaker 1740. 

Marlborough, Earl, 30, 32, Claimant of the Island circa 1660. 

Maynard, Jonas, Esq. 62, Council 1740. 

Mould, , 12, Commissioner from Earl Carlisle 1628. 

Muddiford, Thomas, Col. 29, Governor 16 July, 1660. 

Peers, Henry, ap. 4, died 4 Sep. 1740. 

Pembroke, Earl, 9, 11, 12, 13, Obtaius grant of island 25 Feb. 1629, which 
was revoked 7 Apr. 1629. 

Popple, , 60, fly, Governor 1734. 

Powry, William, Esq. 21, Commissioner 4 Dec. 1639. 

Russell, Francis, Col. 46, Governor Sep. 1695. 

Robinson, Sir Thomas, pref. Governor 8 Aug. 1742 to 14 April, 1747. 

Salter, Richard, Col. ap.' 2, A planter 2 Aug. 1692. 

Sawley, Baron, 4, see Earl of Carlisle. 

Scroope, Lord Viscount Howe, 58, Governor 11 Apr. 1733. 

Searl, Daniel, Esq. 29, Governor 29 Mar. 1652. 

Sharpe. William, Esq. 15, 53, President Sept. 1706. 

Stede, Edwin, Col. 46, Lieut. Governor 15 July, 1685. 

Stevens, Theodore, Lieut. 20, Council July, 1636. 

Summers, John, 11, of St. Georges, arrived 5 July, 1628. 

Swiunerton, Robert (London) 10, Grantee from Earl of Carlisle Feb. 25, 

Tankerville, Earl, 49, brother to Gov. Grey, 1698-1701. 

Thornhill, Sir Timothy, ap. 2, captured St. Christopher's 1689. 

Trott, John, 16, Ass't'justice 11 Apr. 1631. 

Tufton, Sir William, 14, 15, 17, Arr. Dec. 1629, superseded June 1630, 
executed May, 1631. 

Walrond, Col. Humphrey, 25, 29, 33, 40, President 1661, superseded 1663. 

Wheatly, Robert, 10, 13, Merchant of London, Grantee of Earl of Car- 
lisle Feb. 25 1627. 

Wheatly, Henry (as above). 

William & Mary, K. & Q. 46, proclaimed 1685. 

Willoughby, Col. William, 38, Dep. Governor 1665. 

Wllloughby, Francis, Lord, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 
arrived 7 May, 1650, as lessee and Governor. 

Windmill, M r 1, Resident at Nevis 1665. 

Witham, John, Esq. 44, Dep. Governor 3 May, 1683. 

Wolferstone, Charles, gent. 10, 11, 12, Governor 1628. 

Worsley, ap. 4, 53, 54, 55, 58, 61, Gov. 19 Jan. 1722, superseded Sept. 

Wytham (see Witham), 44. 

Yates, John, Capt. 15, Council member June, 1630. 

The Influence of Historical Studies.— The influence of historical pursuits 
may be classed not only as one of the most beneficial to ourselves, but as one of the 
most beneficent to mankind, and the more we instil into the minds of the rising gen- 
eration the lessons of wisdom, patriotism and virtue which they teach, the more will 
their souls become imbued with the value of the great principles upon which the 
world must ever depend for its prosperity and happiness. — lion. Marshall P. Wil- 
der, LL.D. 

1885.] Records of Winchester, JF. H. 145 


Communicated by John L. Alexander, M.D., of Belmont, Mass. 

Continued from page 31. 

Births — Continued. 

Children of Nathaniel & Susannah Oaks 

Benjamin Hastings b Mar 3 d 1776 Susanna b Apr 12 th 1778 Nathan- 
iel b Feb 9 th 1780 Arathusa b Jany 20 th 1782 

Children of Henry & Susanna Miles 

Benjamin b May 25 th 1774 Rispah b Mar 16 th 1776 Henry b Mar 
15 th 1778 Ira b Mar 2 d 1779 Nathan b Feb 8 th 1782 Releaf b Mar 
6 th 1784 David b May 19 tb 1786 Nathan b May 30 th 1788 

Children of Ezra & Sarah Parker 
Persis b Deer 5 th 1776 

Children of Cornelius & Aba<zail Houghton 

Abner b Sept 17 th 1777 Hendricks b Apr 4 th 1781 Elijah b Mar 16 th 
1783 Joelb Sept 24 th 1785 

Children of Justus & Mary Jewell 

James b May 8 th 1777 Ebenezer b Mar 20 th 1779 Lemuel b Aug 1" 
1781 Mary b Mar 20 th 1783 Justus b Apr 8 th 1785 Silas b Mar 
26 th 1787 Moses b Sept 23 d 1790 Leonard b June 21 9t 1792 Anson 
b July 21 st 1797 Bradford b July 12 th 1799 

Child of Jonathan & Grace Wood 
John b Oct 13 th 1777 

Children of David & Mercy Ashley 

Henry b Feb 10 th 1778 Sophia b Feb 3 d 1779 David b Feb 27 th 1781 
Ephraim b Oct 23 d 1783 Sally Willard b June 2 d 1785 Oliver Pratt 
b May 13 th 1787 Mercy b Nov 26 th 1789 Seraph b Mar 10 1791 
Oliver Pratt b May 28 th 1794 

Child of John & Christian Follett 
Christian b Feb 4 th 1778 

Children of Adonijah & Anna Fassett 

Thankful b Nov 30 tu 1778 Benjamin b July 8 th 1780 Abner b June 
23 d 1781 Amosb June 13 th 1782 John b Aug 14 th 1785 Lois & 
Lewis b Mar 31 st 1787 Samuel b Aug 28 th 1789 Abner b Feb 16 th 

Children of John & Olive Hutchins 

Pearly b Jany 28 th 1778 Asa b Apr 10 th 1780 Persis b Oct 16 th 1783 
Joel b Deer 28 th 1785 Roswell b Apr 6 th 1788 Olive b Mar 23 d 1790 
Jedediah b Mar 3 d 1795 

Child of Capt Nehemiah & Abagail Haskina 
Loved b Sept 14 th 1778 

Child of David & Lois Cady 
Nabby b Mar 19 th 1779 

Children of Moses & Hepsibah Chamberlain 
Moses b Deer 6 th 1779 Polly b Oct 7 th 1781 Phebe b May 15 th 1784 
Rhoda b Nov 1 st 1789 

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Or, the Place of Sandy Hook in the old Cartology. 

By the Rev. B. F. De Costa, D.D., of New York City. 

Konrad Popohki. Schipper, proceed, what kind of a Country is New Netherland ? 
Bouen Krynssen. New Netherland is one of the finest Countries that lie under the Sun. 
Faust. What latitude have you there, Master ? 
Bouen Kryjissen. That's a Seaman's question ;— 3S, 39, 40, 41, 42. 

Breeden-Raedt. 1640. 

TflHE explorer is subject to many illusions both by land and by 
JL sea. The eye is quick to deceive. Viewed through fog or 
under some low-lying cloud, a small patch of water behind a spit of 
sand expands into a broad, far-shining sea ; while, in refracted light, 
a distant coast line, well down in the horizon, looms in bold relief. 
The aspect of a coast changes not only from day to day but from 
hour to hour, gaining special attributes from the season or from the 
weather. Thus a cape may be " Capo Tormentosa " or " Bona 
vista," "Capo Verde" or "Capo Blanco." Newport Mountain, 
when seen from a certain point in Frenchman's B:iy, off Mount 
Desert, is a green mountain, but closer at hand it appears a ver- 
dureless height of bald, gray, riven crags. Approached from the 
north by Allefonsce and Gosnold, the great Cape of Massachusetts 
appears " un Cap qui est haute terre," or "a mighty headland;" 
while if first seen from the south, it is the " Low Cape," or the 
K Cape of the Beefs." Often a place is what the imagination makes 
it ; and imagination goes a great way. " How appropriate," says 
one tourist, when entering Penobscot Bay, "is the name of that 
point, 'Owl's Head.'" "Yes," says another, " very like — a whale." 
Many an old voyager on the New England coast has at some time 
been found in the predicament of Alice in Wonderland, who dis- 
covered that there was after all such a thing as " a grin without a 
cat," expressions without a substantial body or features. Whoever, 
in a rapid voyage along the Atlantic seaboard, has tried to frame an 
intelligent conception of the coast, knows something of the difficulty 
of the task, even though he may have been long familiar with the 
maps. The day passes in the study of a succession of bright, pictur- 
esque views, rapidly developing and dissolving, or suddenly tele- 
scoping, confusion being confounded with every change of the ship's 
course, so that, however diligent with the pencil or pen, when 
the day fades the coveted panorama hopelessly vanishes, the island 
and the main, bold bluff and blue mountain, silvery beach, foaming 
reef, and wet, gray bar, all fusing in the crimson evening fire, being 
consumed on the altar of the sun. Erelong darkness creeps over the 

148 Cabo cle Arenas, [April, 

sea, and aa one sails on without the companionship of a friendly bea- 
con, or it may be without the guidance of a solitary star, he realizes 
something of the difficulty of the ancient mariner, who, beset with 
storms and i'ogs, warily kept wide of the shore, lest his ship should 
split upon some fatal rock. Then, in the little cabin, conning his 
note-book, the voyager calls to mind another character of Wonder- 
land, poor little Bill, the Lizard Juryman, who, after losing his 
pencil, wrote all day upon his slate with his finger, having nothing 
to show when the time came to render a verdict. 

It is true that savages, even, have excellent ideas of geography, 
and all who are familiar with the history of maritime discovery know 
how often the aborigines of America laid the professional explorer 
under obligation. Mr. Galton calls special attention to the facul- 
ty of the Bushmen and the Eskimo in respect to the imagination as 
applied to drawing, and in dwelling upon the "geographical in- 
stinct" found among rude tribes, he says that "scraps of charts 
scratched on bone or stone, of prehistoric Europe, when the distri- 
bution of land, sea and ice was very different from what it is now, 
may still exist, buried underground, and may reward the zeal of 
some future cave explorer.''* 

Champlain, at Cape Ann, was aided by the Indians, and Dermer, 
inside of Sandy Hook, had geographical delineations made for him 
on the lid of his chest by natives who drew the coast (if we only had 
the sketch !) with a piece of chalk. Under these circumstances, 
however, such draftsmen express what they have learned from fre- 
quent experience, conveying knowledge familiar to the tribe for 

The early navigators, making a hasty run on the American coast, 
were encompassed by many difficulties, and were baffied by many 
illusions; but nevertheless the amateur sailor of our day, seated in 
his library full of maps and globes, imperiously demands of the six- 
teenth-century chronicler and cartographer, why he did not tell 
all about this or that particular feature of the coast, which is " as plain 
as the nose on a man's face." 

In our present cross-examination of the old sailors, who were so 
uncertain in their geography, and who wavered in their scientific 
apprehension like "a wave of the sea driven with wind and tossed," 
a fair allowance will be made for the circumstances under which they 
did their work, which of necessity rendered it more or less unsatis- 
factory and incomplete. 

In another paper attention has already been directed to " the place 
of Cape Cod in the old Cartology," which is identified with a cape 
that appeared under one name or another in the maps and relations, 
being situated at a certain point between Sandy Hook and Cape 
Breton, to which points of the coast it maintained a certain definite 

* " Inquiries into the Human FacuUv and its Development." by Francis Galton, F.R.S. 
London, McMillan & Co. 1883. P. 103. 

1885.] Cabo de Arenas. 149 

relation. A delineation that has been regarded as intended for the 
Bay of Fundy was also taken into the account, while, to simplify the 
discussion, the Xarraganset region was omitted. The same general 
plan will be preserved in the present paper, with the addition of 
some consideration of that part of the coast last mentioned, which is 
represented on the old charts by the River of Mary the Virgin and 
the Bay of St. John Baptist. All of these names do not invaria- 
bly occur on precisely the same part of the coast, but the exceptions 
are easily explained. It must be borne in mind, however, that this 
is not^simply a discussion of names but of things, for we find that cer- 
tain capes and bays under one name or another occur in the same place 
with great regularity. Cape Cod, even, though described as both 
high and low, is easily identified. There is never any question about 
the existence of a cape possessing both of these characteristics, and 
we find it in the place where we find it to-day. It will be idle there- 
fore to dwell upon any occasional variation of the name, since the 
lack of a general agreement as respects names would not interfere 
with our discussion even if it existed. 

By reference to the annexed table of names, the student will easi- 
ly grasp the writer's meaning, and discover the relation clearly ex- 
isting between the several groups. In passing from left to right 
on the table the names occur as they appeared on the maps going up 
the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Breton. In this connection 
the table requries no particular discussion, though the fact should 
be emphasized that the names in the second and third columns never 
occur out of their particular place except once, and then by accident, 
as we shall see.* We find that the river in question is always 
named after a certain one of the three Maries, to wit, Mary the 
Virgin, especially honored by the reverential old navigators. Thus 
also it is with the Bay of St. John, which recalls John Baptist; 
and no one will have any doubt with respect to the meaning when it 
is called simply "St. John." It must be noted, too, that the Bay 
of the Baptist invariably stands east of the River of the Virgin, as 
indicated on the reconstructed map of Alonzo Chaves, which ac- 
companies this dissertation. It will be perceived from our table that 
Lok reads " Montes St. Johannis," showing that there was a set of 
Johannean names always used in this part of the old maps with the 
same regularity that characterizes the application of " C. Breton " 
to the farthest extremity of the coast. In the case of the French 
map,f to which the date of 1595 has been assigned, the reading is, 
Bay of the Good Mother, instead of river. This appears to have 
been simply a clerical error, which was followed by Champlain, who 

• The map of Bleuw, No. 14, no date, in French maps at the office of Secretary of State, 
Boston, repeats " R. de buena maiire," which is evidently the result of carelessness. 

t This map is found in an atlas preserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. It 
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makes it Baye de nostre Dame, clearly showing that he understood 
the name as belonging west of Cape Cod, which he did not confuse 
with the ancient "Arenas." This bay is shown on the map of Ver- 
razano as the Bay of Refuge, but in the same connection there is the 
Cope- of Refuge, the latter word, like Johannis or Juan, being ap- 
plied occasionally to the neighboring mountains and cape as well as 
to the bay. It is also significant that as late as about 1680 the " Rio 
de Marion " appeared in the place of the River of Mary, and this 
too in a map which clearly defined Nova Scotia, though not defin- 
ing Cape Cod. The map, No. 13 in the Massachusetts Collec- 
tion, is a genuine curiosity. 

By glancing through the first column of names which belong to 
Sandy Hook, considerable variety appears, and on the map of 
Chaves " Cabo de Santiago " stands on the point of the Hook, while 
"Arenas" is put farther south. Our position, however, is not that 
Arenas was always applied to the Hook itself, but that the Hook 
was known by geographers who were not always particular about 
putting the name at the end. The same indifference prevailed in 
connection with Cape Cod, our " Arrecifis," which had several 
names written in at the end or at the heel of the cape, as geogra- 
phers happened to fancy. Still there was no question about its po- 
sition, because instead of Cape Cod it was sometimes called " Malle- 
barre." On the map of Ribero, Santiago is at the south part of the 
great cape instead of the north, the change apparently having been 
made accidentally by Oviedo. 

Before proceeding, however, to discuss the map of Chaves, it will 
be necessary to notice certain objections. 

In his discussion of the Ribero Map, Dr. Kohl says, or is made 
to say, of the cape called " Arenas " : " In respect to its longitude, 
its configuration, its sandy soil, its shoals on the East, its little bay 
on the AVest, it agrees with Cape Cod, and was intended, we can 
scarcely doubt, to represent this prominent feature of the New Eng- 
land Coast.* The latitude he is obliged to notice is two degrees 
" lower than the northern point of Cape Cod." He ought to have 
noticed, also, that the shoals on the map extend over nine degrees 
of latitude, f while this "shoal" extends on some maps from Cape 
Breton to Florida. Studied in connection with other maps it has 
significance. As regards the bay, we find a bay inside of Sandy 
Hook, along which coast Hudson says "the land hath many 
shoulds," while the whole region has been known from the beginning 
of the seventeenth century as a region of sand. On the other hand, 
in the seventeenth century, when the navigators began to describe 
Cape Cod, we find that "Arenas " was never applied. Even though 
Champlain called it " Cap Blanc," as on the inside it contained 

* Kohl's Maine, p. 308. 

f In some cases these " shoals " extended southward to the Bahamas and the Florida 
coast, appearing more like an indication of the Gulf Stream. 

1885.] Cabo de Arenas. 153 

"sands and dunes that had a white appearance." His name was 
copied by some Dutch map makers, but we have nowhere the faint- 
est intimation that any one ever supposed this cape to be that of the 
great Cape of Arenas. Cape Cod was treated almost as a new and 
recent discovery. On the other hand Sandy Hook inherited all the 
traditions of "Arenas." It was described as "Arenas," and never 
in a single case was it called "Arrecifes," "Baxos," or the " Reef 

Again Dr. Kohl says : " It is scarcely credible that a navigator, 
sailing along the coast from Newfoundland .... could have over- 
looked so prominent a headland as Cape Cod. Neither the North- 
men nor Sebastian Cabot, on their voyages, failed to observe and 
represent it." It should be observed, however, that no one claims 
that Gomez overlooked it. The point is, that what he may have 
seen is not correctly shown by Ribero ; though it must be remem- 
bered that as to Cabot having: sailed down from New Foundland 
nothing is proven. In fact the oversight of Ribero is allowed by 
Kohl himself. When discussing the Chaves Map,* and speaking of 
the rivers Antonio and " Buena Madre " with the Bay of " S. Juan 
Baptista" (which we know perfectly well were south of Cape Cod), 
Dr. Kohl tries to explain their alleged wrong position as given on 
the Ribero map, standing north of Cape Arenas, where they really 
belong;. Kohl savs that Ribero " found in the chart of Gomez a good 
representation of the indented coast of Maine, bordered by innumer- 
able islands ; and also a prominent headland, very much like Cape 
Cod. But for some reason he took this headland to be the ' Cabo 
de los Arenas ' of Gomez ; overlooking:, or not having before him 
the name r reef-cape,' the name by which this headland had really 
been designated by Gomez ; and having committed this error, he 
followed it out by placing north of this headland the names above 
mentioned, which had been placed by Gomez north of his ? Cabo de 
Arenas,' " which was conceded by Dr. Kohl to belong to the New 
Jersey coast. This, however, is all pure assumption. We do not 
know the extent of Gomez's exploration. There is no proof what- 
ever that Gomez left any map, while if there was a map, there is no 
proof that the points were laid down as declared. On the contrary, 
we know that Ribero worked up the north Atlantic coast from the 
anonymous map of 1527, which puts the names in question north of 
" Cape de Arenas," where they belong. Neither Gomez nor any 
one else erred in putting the names north of Arenas. Attention 
should also be called to the fact that two years before Ribero com- 
mitted the alleged error, Maijolla, mapping the voyage of Verraza- 
no, put down north of the Cape Arenas (to which he places two 
names, as will be seen in the table), "C. de S. Joani " ; while 
Vlpius, with another version before him, puts in the same place 

• Kohl's Maine, 314. 

154 Cabo de Arenas, [April, 

W C. S. Iohan." Lok, who used the " miglitie large olde mappe " 
presented by Verrazano to Henry VIII., sets down " Montes S. 
Johannis." These indications form a part of the Johannean repre- 
sentation always found in this connection. The first known expe- 
dition to this part of the coast, in connection with which St. John had 
any recognition, was the expedition of Verrazano, 1524 ; while the 
name is applied north of Cape Arenas, showing that, so far as our 
knowledge goes, the names of the Baptist and the Virgin, as thus ap- 
plied, originated with Verrazano, and that Gomez had nothing to do 
with the naming of Xarraganset and the river lying at the west, which 
may have been visited by the Italian during the weeks that his ship 
lay anchored at Newport. The fancied blunder of Ribero was never 
committed; for, instead of "overlooking or not having before him 
the name c reef Cape,' " he had it and used it, putting it, too, rela- 
tively, in the right position as regards " Buena niadre," only plac- 
ing it too far east.* 

The learned German, however, found " another ground " for 
holding that the Cabo de Arenas of Ribero and Gomez is not Sandy 
Hook. He says truly, " We know for certain that the r Baia de Ste 
Maria' is the old name for Chesapeake Bay," and continues : "Xow 
this Baia is placed by Ribero five degrees south of his Cabo de Are- 
nas ; and. five degress is the true distance between Chesapeake Bay 
and Cape Cod." Therefore he concludes that the Cabo de Arenas 
of Ribero is Cape Cod. But here we must call attention to a fact 
unfortunate for this argument, as Dr. Kohl tells us that Chaves was 
deputed expressly to correct the errors of Ribero. In doing this he 
reduced the distance between St. Mary's Bay and the great Cape to 
three degrees, while three and one-half is the true distance between 
the Chesapeake and Sandy Hook. Thus, on his own principles, 
with the corrected map before us, Sandy Hook is the Cabo de Arenas, 
though called "Santiago." 

A final point of Dr. Kohl is. that if we accept Cabo de Arenas as 
Sandy Hook, it would leave the map of Ribero " with no indication 
whatever of Cape Cod, that most prominent object on the coast, 
with the banks and shoals in its offing, .... and should be driven 
to the inadmissible supposition, that it had been entirely unnoticed 
both by Gomez and Ribero." 

This view arises, primarily, from the opinion that Gomez, who 
was laughed at on his return to Spain in 1525, made a map of his 
unsuccessful voyage. That he did so is pure assumption. The 
story of his voyage is poorly known. Doubtless Gomez noted Cape 
Cod, if he came on that coast. Verrazano certainly saw it, but the 
letter of the Italian contains no allusion, and the late Buckingham 
Smith referred to this omission as a proof that the voyage was never 

* See " Cabo de Baxos," in the N. E. Historical and Genealogical Register, January, 
1881, and "reprint, pp. 4 and 6, which, with its map, should be studied in connection with 
this paper. 

1885.] Cabo de Arenas. 155 

made, not having seen the Verrazano maps. Map 13 (Mass. 
Coll.), already referred to, shows nothing of Cape Cod, though it 
is a late map. 

Admitting, for the sake of argument, that Gomez made a map, 
and further, that it contained no delineation of Cape Cod, we have 
to remember thnt this would not be one half so remarkable as 
the omission actually made by the map of 1527 and 1529, namely, 
the omission of the great peninsula of Nova Scotia. This vast 
stretch of territory is not indicated, so far as the writer knows, 
on any map of the sixteenth century, except in the manner we shall 
have occasion to mention. But we must call attention to the fact 
that Ribero does not wholly omit "Arrecifes." He puts it east of 
the Penobscot, when he should have laid it down at the icest of 
the Penobscot, close to the Bay " S. Jua baptista" and " R. de 
beuna madre," situated on all the maps on the south of New Eng- 
land, west of Cape Cod. This is one of the errors of Ribero, 
which is proven by Chaves. Let us now, however, turn to the 
map of Chaves. 

As we learn from Oviedo, in 153G Charles V. ordered that the 
charts should " be examined and corrected " by experienced men 
appointed for the purpose. Acting under their instructions, Alonzo 
Chaves drew a map embodying what information he had collect- 
ed, though he had heard nothing of the voyages of Cartier in 1534 
-5. This map was used by Oviedo in his description of the Ameri- 
can coast, published in 1537. The Chart of Chaves has been re- 
constructed by the present writer from the description of the Span- 
ish historian, so far as it exhibits the cartology of the North xVtlan- 
tic coast, and whoever compares our sketch of the map with Ovi- 
edo's description, will find the sketch sufficiently exact for the pur- 
poses of this paper. 

In reconstructing this chart no pains have been taken to make 
the lines conform with exactness to the delineations of modern maps. 
Oviedo makes no account of the sinuosities of the coast. Generally 
he goes from point to point on nearly straight lines, giving latitudes 
as exactly as he can from the map, and thus defines distinct locali- 
ties. The reader understands that the courses given indicate little 
more than the general directions, and that Oviedo saw on the map 
of Chaves many broken and curved lines which he could not express 
in writing. The distances, too, like the courses, are only approxi- 
mate, as he pursues the decimal system throughout. Sometimes 
he may have calculated the length of a straight line, and again he 
may have computed the distance around some bulging coast or enter* 
ing bay, but the computation is in round numbers. Accordingly the 
historian must not be pressed either as regards distances or courses. 
His estimates are somewhat rough ones made from a small map, 
possibly, too, by rule of thumb. In the absence of longitudes, 
therefore, the only course open in the reconstruction of the map of 

156 Cabo de Ai % enas, [April, 

Chaves was to represent the latitudes according to a scale, and allow 
the longitude to come what it might after running the general course 
from point to point, making no account of the variation of the com- 
pass. In some cases the distances are too small and in others too 
great. The distance between Santiago and the bottom of the bay 
lying west of the cape is put at twenty leagues, making the bot- 
tom of the bay in 38° 20', and the statement is that the coast runs 
thence to the north to Rio San Antonio in 41° N. a distance of 
thirty leagues, whereas according to the latitude, this distance cov- 
ers two and thirds of a degree, or about forty leagues. It will be 
clearly seen, however, that 41° N. is an error, and that the map of 
Chaves should have read 40 J N. instead of 41° N., and in the next 
course the reading should be 40° 30' instead of 41° 30\ Still, in 
drawing the map we have put the River of St. Antonio in 41°, lest 
there should be any appearance of making an unwarrantable change 
in the record. This literal rendering of the description, however, 
proves that the delineation of Chaves, so far as the hook and the 
bay are concerned, is identical with that of Ribero, and that the 
latter gave the cape its true name. 

With these brief indications respecting the course and distances of 
Chaves, let us pass on to examine the account of Oviedo. 

It is of interest to note, first, how well Oveido, following Chaves, 
outlines the Bay of Mexico, and how clearly he defines the mouth of 
the Mississippi, the " Rio del Espiritu Sancto," running " north 
and south " in 29° 40', though the printer, by an error easily per- 
ceived, makes it in 39^ 40'. Correcting this blunder, we recover the 
thread of the narrative, and find the great bay, " Mar Pequeiia," ly- 
ing north and east of the mouth of the Mississippi, well defined, though 
not shown in our sketch ; proving clearly the early discovery of the 
Mississippi by the Spaniards. Making our way down the west coast 
of Florida, we reach " punta Aguada," a watering place for ships 
in 24° 45'; thence easterly to "punta de la Florida," in 25° 40'; 
making the end of Florida nearly square, according to the old maps. 
Thus Chaves begins his line forty minutes too high, the true latitude 
being 25° N., which, combined with his error in the latitude of the 
River Antonio, makes the Bay of New York gape very wide. But 
let us not anticipate. 

From " Punta de la Florida " we pass northerly to " Punta Car- 
navarel," in 28° ; thence "northerly " again to "Cabo de la Cruz, 
29° 30' N.," ten or twelve degrees south of which is the " Rio de 
Corrientes," as seen in the sketch. Twenty leagues north-east from 
our " Cabo de Cruz " is " the river Mar Baxa," the river of the ocean 
shoals. Ten leagues farther is " Rio Seco ;" ten farther " Cabo 
Gruebo ;" and twenty more, in 33° N., is " Sancta Elena." Thence 
one hundred and twenty leagues north-east, one fourth east, is 
"Cabo de Trafalgar," in 35° 31' N., on. the route there being the 
rivers " Sancta Elena " and " los Ancones," together with " Cabo 

1885.] Cabo de Arenas. 157 

Sanct Roman," in 33° 30' N. ; passing " Rio Jordan," "Rio de los 
Canoas," "Riode los Baxos," " Rio de Principe" and " Rio Tra- 
falgar." North-east, in 36° 40' N., the " Bahai de Sancta Maria," 
the Chesapeake, into which empty the two rivers, the westerly called 
" Espiritu Sancto," and the easterly "Salado." In it are " some 
small islets." This bay, in fact, is well furnished with little islands, 
and various rivers flow in on both sides, but we can hardly identify 
the two mentioned. Next is " Cabo de Sanct Johan," in 37° N. 
Then comes the statement that " From the Cabo de Sanct Johan to 
Cabo de los Arenas are thirty leagues to the north, north-east, and 
the Cabo de los Arenas is 38° 20' N. M From the promontory or 
Cabo de los Arenas the coast runs thirty more leagues north to " Cabo 
de Santiago," which is 39° 20' N." This appears to be a description 
of the coast from the Chesapeake to Sandy Hook. "Thence," con- 
tinues Oviedo, with his eye upon the map, "the coast turns south- 
west twenty leagues to the bay of Sanct Chripstobal, which is in 39° 
N. From this bend in the land the coast turns northward and 
passes the said bay, and goes thirty leagues to Rio de Sanct Anto- 
nio, north and south with the bottom of this bay ; and the Rio de 
Sanct Antonio is in 41° N."* 

On this Dr. Kohl says, "It is impossible to give a more accurate 
description of Hudson River, which therefore I believe to be the 
Antonio of Oviedo." If, however, Dr. Kohl had scanned the record 
more closely he would have discovered an opportunity for improve- 
ment already pointed out. Making a correction in the latitude of 
the river and the point of the Hook, we not only harmonize Ovie- 
do's statements, but we get the correct latitude for Montauk Point 
and Cape Cod, and find ourselves on perfectly solid and reliable 
ground. It is therefore not a little remarkable that it did not occur 
to Dr. Kohl to make a sketch of the map of Chaves from the descrip*- 
tion of Oviedo. If he had he would have seen before him the coun- 
terpart of our own sketch, which, in turn, is the counterpart of Ri- 
bero's, with the addition of " Arricefis " and Cape Cod, which Ribe- 
ro, as already noted twice, put too far east. In fact, recent wri- 
ters have acknowledged that Oviedo here described Sandy Hook 
and the bay of New York, and as this description agrees with the 
" Arenas " of Ribero, the identity of the Hook is established beyond 
a doubt. 

The exaggeration of the extent of Sandy Hook and the bay behind 
it may have arisen from the too free drawing on a small map like 
the maps of the period, on which a slight deviation would go a great 
way. We notice this free drawing at the same point on the Mai- 
jolla map, 1527, though not on that of Yerrazano, 1529.. Besides, 
the navigator could only guess how far the bay actually extended 
south-west. In reality it runs in that direction only about a dozen 

• " Historia de los Indias," Saragosa, 1553, fo. xx. 


158 Cabo de Arenas. [April, 

miles from the Hook, counting Shrewsbury River. At the end of 
6ix miles the bay proper turns westward^ as we may see by means 
of later maps which correspond with the modern survey. If the 
reader corrects our sketch of the map of Chaves by rectifying the 
latitude of the Hook and the mouth of the river, the result will ap- 
pear surprisingly faithful for a work of that period.* 

Oviedo continues: " From the rio de Sanct Antonio the coast 
runs north-east one fourth east forty leagues to a point (punta) 
that on the western side has a river called the Buena Mad re, and 
on the eastern part, in front of (delante) the point is the bay of 
Sanct Johan Baptista ; which point (punta) is in 41° 30' X.," or 
rather 40° 30'. This " point " is evidently Montauk point. 
Long Island was supposed by the navigators to form a part of the 
main. West of this point, in the main, is the Thames River, 
while east of the point is Xarraganset Bay, or the Bay of St. John 
Baptist. This description, under the circumstances, is remarkably 
exact, as the coast of Long Island trends north almost exactly half 
a degree to Montauk point. We thus have another definition of 
the geography of that region. 

Next Oviedo says : "From the point of the bay of Sanct Johan, 
still continuing north east one fourth east, fifty leagues of coast, is 
Cabo de Arrecifes in 43° N. ; and twenty leagues before that Cape 
is Rio Seco," evidently some small stream on the southern coast of 
Massachusetts, seen with barren banks, or during a summer's 
drought. But the significant thing added is the statement, r ' This 
Cabo de Arrecifes forms one point of the northern archipelago." 
Here we have Massachusetts Bay, which is farther defined where 
Oviedo says, "From Cabo de Arrecifes to Cabo Sancta Maria are 
twenty leagues, and in the middle is a roadstead or bay filled in with 
islands, called archipelago in modern charts. The said Cabo Sancta 
Maria is in 43° N." The latter cape is Cape Ann, said to be in 
43° X., without fixing the latitude precisely. Cape Ann is in 42 3 
40' ; while Cape Cod projects about the sixth of a degree into the 
43d parallel. We must also remember again, that the distances 
are not reckoned in direct lines, while in no case can they be regard- 
ed as mo^e than approximately correct. When writing Oviedo 
doubtless kept his eye carefully fixed upon the map, but the fact 
already alluded to, that he gives the distances on the decimal sys- 
tem shows that he did not intend to speak with entire exact- 

* It has been suggested that the original error regarding the extent of the water behind 
the caoe may have resulted from free hand drawing on a map of a small scale, for we have 
only the ma'ps to guide us in connection with the early period. As regards these water.-, 
the navigators may have been misled also by the natives* Dermer, in 1619, was clearly 
led astr iv by the Indians, whose chalk sketch on the lid of his chest induced him to be- 
lieve that there was a navigation to the westward, which did not exist. We know that at 
an early period there was more water than now behind and south-west of the Hook, where 
much land has been made by wind and sea, as at Cape Cod. At the time of Montressor's 
survey, there was water inside the land farther south than to-day ; while all along the Jer- 
sey coast there is a stretch of low land, with water behind it, which may have been taken 
as a part of the actual bay behind the Hook. 

1885.] Cabo de Arenas. 159 

ness, but meant to give the relative distances according to a swift 
computation made on the map, which, being drawn on a small scale, 
opened the way for error. It will be noticed that while it is said 
that Arrecifes and Santa Maria are both in 43° X., he makes the 
breadth of the bay twenty leagues, which we cannot estimate at less 
than sixty miles. It would appear, therefore, that he reckoned his 
twenty leagues from the bottom of the bay of the cape, that is from 
the body of the cape instead of its extremity, and such a reckoning 
would give the required breadth. AVe have thus a very clear defi- 
nition of the great bay between Cape Cod and Cnpe Ann. AVe 
should also notice how clearly Boston harbor is pointed out, as "in 
the middle " of this great bay twenty leagues wide, is a * r roadstead 
or bay filled with islands called Archipelago." This could hardly 
be more exact, as Boston Bay is a bay recognized by itself, and is 
gemmed with beautiful islands. The Spaniards thus entered and 
explored this bay even before Allefonsce, 1542, unless indeed the 
Spaniards were indebted to the contents of Verrazano's "little book" 
{un libretto) for their knowledge of this locality, the "Massachu- 
setts" of Captain John Smith, who declared it to be the "Paradise 
of all those parts." Some have indeed proceeded in this connection 
as though the archipelago included the entire gulf of Maine, but we 
learn from the description of Chaves that such was not the case ; 
while the map of Ribero also confines it to a locality east of the Bay 
of St. John, or Narraganset Bay, by the legend, " Arciepelago de 
Estava Gomez." IfRibero had put his "Arecifes" between these 
two places he would have made no confusion. As it remains, if we 
concede that the archipelago was located by means of information 
derived from the voyage of Gomez, it follows as highly probable 
that this navigator, the year after the voyage of Verrazano, explored 
Boston Bay. 

Continuing he says : w From Cabo de Sancta Maria, which is the 
eastern point of the Archipelago, the coast runs eastward thirty-five 
leagues to Cabo de Muchas Islas, in 43° N. From Cabo de Mu- 
chas Islas to the point or cape which bounds the river of " Gamas " 
eastward, are twenty leagues of sea, all of which water forms the 
entrance or outlet or bay of said river, which is to the east in 43° 
30' K'. From the Cape of the rio de los Gamas [the Penobscot] 
the coast runs north-east one fourth east one hundred and twenty 
leagues to the bay Ensenada, which is in 45° X. Beyond Bio de 
los Gamas is the coast called Medanos (sand hills), and farther is 
another road called Golpho, and still father is the rio de Montanas, 
situated fifty leagues from rio de los Gamas in 44° 15' X. Beyond 
is the Rio de Castailar, and at the distance of another fifty leagues is 
the bay of Ensenada, to the mouth of which are ten leagues ; and 
north, one fourth east, one hundred and twenty leagues, is reached 
the channel formed between the island of Sanct Julian and Tierra 
Firma." In this one hundred and twenty leagues east of said Bay 

160 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

is Rio de la Vuclta at a distance of twenty leagues, and forty 
leagues beyond that river is another, Rio Grande, at the mouth 
of which are three islets in 45.45. 

Here the writer would fain rest his case. 

The wearisome and perplexing discussion has dragged its slow 
length along through many years, and the mist that obscured the 
eye of the ancient mariner has often befogged the vision of the mod- 
ern geographer. It is true that the Wise Man saith, " He that is 
first in his own cause seemeth just ; but his neighbor cometh and 
searcheth him " ; nevertheless it may be pardonable to hold that fur- 
ther argument is unnecessary, and that the Place of Sandy Hook in 
the Old Cartology, equally with the Place of Cape Cod, has now 
been demonstrated.* 


By Henry F. Waters, A.B., now residing in London, Eng. 
[Continued from page 73.] 

Thomas Stegge, now bound forth in a voyage to Vergenia, 6 October, 
J 651, proved 14 July, 1052, by Elizabeth Stegg, relict and sole executrix. 
To sister Alice ten pounds per annum during her natural life, to be paid 
her every half year. To my brother Christophers two daughters twenty 
pounds apiece, to be paid them within two years after my decease. To my 
wife's sister Emelion Reade one full sixteenth part of the good ship now 
called the Seven Sisters, with the profits, &c. I give to my son Thomas 
Stegg in Virginia all my whole estate in Virginia, as also one quarter part 
of the Seven Sisters, now bound to Virginia, and all goods and apparel I 
have in that ship or any other servants and ought else belonging to me ; as 
also one quarter part of the ship Increase and all that shall accrew unto her 
for her voyage now at sea ; and for more I leave it to the consideration of 
his mother. To my daughter Grace Byrd and her children the houses I 
bought of M r Neale in Bedlam, as also, after the decease of my wife or 
at the next marriage of my wife, I give her and her children my 
houses in the cloisters at St. Katherines that I bought of Mr. Tokely ; 
also, in like kind and case, I give her and her children my annuity at 
Elinge, if it so long continue, until the death of my said wife or her second 
marriage. To P21izabeth Byrd, my daughter's eldest daughter, one hun- 
dred pounds if she live until the age of fourteen years. To wife Elizabeth 
Stegg, during her natural life or widowhood, my whole estate, after debts 
and legacies are paid, excepting what is directly given away before to my 
sou and houses at Bedlam to my daughter. But in case my said wife 
should marry again I give her out of my estate eight hundred pounds ; and 

* For other discussions of the subject by the writer, and remnrks thereon, see Winsor's 
"Narrative and Critical History of America," vol. iii., under " Norumbe^a and it* Explor- 
ers," and vol iv., under " Jacques Cartier and his successors," where will be found the 
story of Jehan Allefonsce and his description of the portion of the coast that has had so 
much consideration. On various maps referred to, see vols. i. and ii. of the above work, 
consulted, by permission, in advance of publication. 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 1G1 

the rest to be equally divided between my two children. "Wife Elizabeth 
to be executrix and loving friend M r .... Loton, Mr. Roger Draiton and 
M r Robert Earle to be overseers, and ten pounds apiece to buy them each 
a cloak. Bowyer, 202. 

[Thomas Stegcce, " merchant, " was granted 1000 acres of land between "Old 
man's and Queen's Creeke," January 6th, 1639, Book Xo. 1, p 694. — Virginia 
Land Records. — R. A. Brock, Richmond, Va J 

Thomas Stegge of the county of Henrico in Virginia Esq. 31 March, 
1669-70, proved 15 May, 1671. To beloved wife Sarah Stegge, for orna- 
ments for her person and as a token of my loving remembrance of her affec- 
tionate and tender care for me in sickuess and in health (sundry personals) 
and more one Indian girl named And if she resolve to go for Eng- 
land my will is that she have free power to accommodate herself with bed- 
ding, provisions and other necessaries for her voyage without the contradic- 
tion of any person whatsoever. And further she is hereby given free pow- 
er to bestow upon her friends at her departure the value of twenty pounds 
sterling. I desire M r Thomas Grindon of London to pay unto my said 
wife or her order as soon as conveniently he may after her advice received 
all such sums of money as are due, belonging or appertaining to me in his 
hands or custody. To my dearest mother Elizabeth Grindon, wife of M r 
Thomas Grindon, citizen of London, twenty pounds sterling yearly &». 
during her natural life. To my loving sister M rs Grace Bvrd wife of M r 
John Byrd, 1 citizen and goldsmith of London, two hundred & forty pounds 
due to me in the hands of her said husband, as by his account sent me last 
year doth appear, and to my said sister one diamond ring given me by my 
mother when I was last in London, which I promised to give my sister if 
I died before her. To every child of my said sister and brother Bird of 
London now living one hundred pounds sterling to each of the sons at the 
age of twenty one years respectively and to the daughters at the age of 
twenty one or day of marriage. I give and bequeath all the right, title and 
interest I at present have or hereafter shall have to part of a house bought 
by the Honorable Thomas Ludwell Esq. 2 and myself of Henry Randolph 
and now in the possession of us together with all my interest in the furni- 
ture in the house and all lands &c. thereto belonging, to him the said Tho- 
mas Ludwell and his heirs forever, requesting him to pay out o' the same 
to the Right Honb le Sir William Berkley K nt , Governor, fifty pounds ster- 
ling within six months after my decease, as a token of that unfeigned respect 
I am and ever shall be obliged to pay his Honor for his many graces and 

All other lands, messuages, tenements &c. in Virginia or England to Wil- 
liam Bird, 3 eldest son of the aforementioned John and Grace Bird in Lon- 
don, to him and his heirs forever. But because my cousin is yet young and 
not so well experienced in the transactions of the world I desire my loving 
wife, for a year or two that she continues in the country, to continue the 
managing of the estate &c, charging my cousin not to be led away by the 
evil instructions he shall receive from others but to be governed by the 
prudent and provident advice of his aunt ; further desiring and charging my 
cousin, in all matters of moment and bargains of consequence, to make his 
address to the Hon ble the Secretary 4 for his assistance, whom I earnestly 
entreat, for the dear friendship we have so long mutually enjoyed, that he 
will please to continue his kindness to my Remains and accept the trouble 
of being overseer to this my last Will and Testament. 

VOL. XXXIX. 15* 

162 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

The witnesses were Henry Randolph, 5 Edward Hill* and John Knowles. 
The above will was proved by the oath of Sara Stegge, relict and execu- 
trix. - Duke, 69. 

[" Captain Thomas Stegge, Gentleman," received the following grants of land : 
800 acres in Hen- 
rico county Dec. 
29th. 1602, Book 
No 4, page 583 ; 
1280 acs. in Hen- 
rico county, on 
the north side of 
James river [in- 
cluding the present site of the city of Richmond] January 5th, 1663, and 1850 acres 
in the same county, December 29th. 1663, Bjok No. 5. pp. 200 and 528. Va. Land 
Rec. It is recorded in the family Bible of the Byrda of " Westover," that " he was 
an Officer in King Charles's Army." He was for several years a member of the 
county court of Charles City, and was a man of prominence and influence. 

1 Of the family of Byrd, Brexton, Cheshire. 

2 The ancestor of the prominent Virginia family of Ludwell [Register, xxxiii. 
220]. He was appointed a member of the Colonial Council in 1674. He appears to 
have been previously Clerk of the House of Burgesses.^ The following grants of land 
are of Record: Thomas Ludwell, 961 acres in Henrico county, June 16th, 1663, 
Book No. 4, p. 599. Thomas Ludwell and Thomas Stegge [they were probably mer- 
chants and partners in business] one-half acre in " James Cittie," January 1st, 
1667, Book No. 6. p. 223. Thomas Ludwell, 1432 acres in Westmoreland County, 
October 15th, 1670, Book No. 6, p. 327. His son Philip Ludwell. who was succes- 
sively governor of North Carolina and -secretary of the colony of Virginia, who mar- 
ried Lady Frances (she was thrice married, her first husband beins: Samuel Ste- 

f>hens ; no issue by the first or second marriage), the widow of Sir William Berke- 
ey, and was the ancestor, maternally, of the distinguished patriots of the Revo- 
lution, Richard Henry, Francis Lightfopt, Thomas Ludwell, William and Arthur 
Lee, was a beneficiary in the following grants of land : 

Philip Ludwell. 200 acres in Rappahannock county, April 17, 1667, Book No. 6, 
p. 121 ; " Collonel " Philip Ludwell 400 acres in New Kent county, October 22d, 
1673, Book No. 6, p. 474. Philip Ludwell, Robert Handfort and Richard White- 
head, 20,000 acres in New Kent county, Oct. 24th, 1673, Book No. 6, p. 467. 

There appears to have been a John Ludwell, " planter," in Charles City county 
in 1662. 

3 According to the family Registry, " The Honorable William Byrd Esquire the 
first of the name 
who settled in this 

Colony was born r v 

in 1652 and died J f S~7^< 

in 1704 at 'West- 
over/ Virg. He 
came from Brex- 
ton in Cheshire to 
inherit the effects 
of his uncle Cap- 
tain Sta^g." Oc- 
tober 27ch, 1673, "Captain William Bird" was granted 1280 acres of land on 
the north side of James river, " formerly granted Collo. Thomas Stegg, by patent 
dated January 5th, 1663." Va. Land Records. He subsequently received other 
extensive grants, was a member of the Council, and for a number or" years Receiver 
General or the Colony. He married Mary, daughter of Colonel Warham Hors- 
monden of '* Purley in Essex, England," a member of the Virginia Council. 

William Byrd, son of the preceding, was born at " Westover " March 10, 1674; 
died there August 26th, 1744. He was educated in England ; " called to the bar 
in the Middle Temple, studied for sometime in the Low Countries, visited the Court 
of France and was chosen Fellow of the Royal Society." He succeeded his father 
as Receiver General of the Colony, " was thrice appointed public agent to the court 
and ministry of England, and, being thirty-seven years a member, at last became 

iftrj ^/^r^lf > %^f 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 163 

President of the Council." His genius is embalmed in our national literature as 
the author of the Weslover Manuscripts, which contain, with other papers, the 
" History of the Dividing Line between Virginia and North Carolina as run in 
1728-29," Colonel Bvrd being one of the Commissioners on ttie part of Virginia. He 
was the founder of Richmond, Va., which was laid off by Major William Mayo in 
April, 1737. He married twice. First, Lucy, daughter of Colonel Daniel Parke, 
Governor of the Leeward Islands; secondly, May 9th, 1724, ** Mrs. Maria Taylor, 
eldest d;ui£[hter and co-heiress of Thomas Taylor of Kensington, England," born No- 
vember 10th, 1693, died August 25th, 1771. 

William, the eldest son by the second marriage, born September 6th, 172S, died 
January 1st, 1777, was a member of the Virginia Council ; and in 1756 served as 
Colonel of the 2nd Virginia regiment in the French and Indian war. He was mar- 
ried twice — first, April 10, 174b, to Elizabeth (born October 13th. 1731 ; died July 
14th, 1760), daughter of John Carter of *' Shirley," James river; secondly, Jan- 
uary 29th, 1761, to Mary, daughterof Charles and Ann (daughter of Joseph Ship- 
pen) Willing of Philadelphia, Pa., who survived him. Charles Willing was son of 
Thomas and Ann Willing of Bristol, Eng. 

4 Major Robert Beverley, the father of the historian of Virginia. 

* Henry Randolph, long the clerk of Henrico county. Joseph W". Randolph, 
the veteran bookseller of Richmond, is a descendant. 

6 Colonel Edward Hill, Senior, a member of the Council. — R. A. Brock.] 

Rebecca Saintbury of St. Olave Southwark, in County of Surrey, 
widow, 30 November, 1677, proved 2 January, 1678. To grandson John 
Leeson my houses in Shoreditch for term of my lease. To Sarah Leech- 
field twenty shillings, to Susanna Leechfield twenty shillings, to Anne 
Leechfield, their mother, twenty shillings to buy her a ring. To niece Re- 
becca Tapley forty shillings. The remainder of my ready money, lega- 
cies & funeral expenses being thereout first paid, born and discharged, I 
give to my grandsons Thomas & James Spicer, equally. All the residue 
of my estate (excepting twenty pounds which I give unto my niece Eliza- 
beth Griffin 7 now inhabiting in Virginia, and excepting my iron and brass 
goods which I give to my grandson John Leeson and granddaughter Anne 
Spicer, to be divided betwixt them &c, and excepting two silver spoons 
which I give to the children of my grandson John Tomlinson) I give uuto 
Anne, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary Spicer, daughters of John Spicer, gen- 
tleman, to be divided amongst them, share and share alike. John Spicer, 
gentleman, to be the sole executor. 

The witnesses were Mary Bowder, Ruth Halsey (by mark) and George 
IVIiniett. King, 11. 

[ 7 The following early grants of land to the name of GrifSn are of record : 

Thomas Griffin, 106-1 acres in Lancaster county, July 4th, 1653, Book No. 3, p. 79. 
Samuel Griffin, 1155 and 1046 acres in Rappahannock county, April 16 and Jan. 
1, 1660, Book No. 4, pp. 472 and 473. 

William Griffin, 400 acres in Northampton county, December 9, 1662, Book No. 
4, p. 570. 

Humphrey Griffin, 200 acres " in the south branch of Nanciraond river on Mat- 
thews Creek," March llth. 1664, Book No. 5, p. 67. 

Richard Griffin, 57 acres in Westmoreland county, September 30th, 1664, Book 
No. 5, p. 129. Judge Cyrus Griffin, last president of the Continental Congress, was 
the son of Leroy Griffin and his wife Mary Ann, daughter of John Bertrand and 
his wife Charlotte Jolly, Hugnenot refugees — all of Rappahannock county. The 
family tradition is that the paternal ancestor of Judge Cyrus Griffin was from 
Wales. From the christian names of the first two grantees cited above, Thomas and 
Samuel, which were borne by two brothers of Judge Griffin, and have been perpet- 
uated in succeeding generations, 1 am inclined to think that they were brothers, 
and that one or the other of them was the ancestor of Judge Griffia.^R. a. b.] 

Batt of Virginia. 

[From Pedigrees of Yorkshire Families, "West Riding, collected about 
1666-67, with additions made 1702.] 

164 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Batt of Okewell, near Birstall in the Wapentake of Agbrigg and Mor- 
ley, bears Arg. a chev. betw. 3 reremice displayed sable. 

Henry Batt of Okewell in Birstall. lived in the reign of K. Henry Vril., 
Edw. VL, and until second year of Q. Mary ; was witness to the last Will 
and Testament of Sir Henry Savile of Thornhill, K lU of the Hon. Order of 
the Bath, and had forty shillings yearly annuity for life given him out of 
his lands, by the said will, and the keeping of his courts. He purchased 
the manors of Birstall, Heckmondwyke and Heaton, in Bradford dale, with 

other lands. He married , dau. of and had issue — Henry, , 


Henry Batt (son & heir of Henry) married . . ., dau. & co.-h. of M r 
Richard Wilkinson of Bradford, and had issue — Henry (s. p.), Robert, 
Richard who lived at Spenn in Goiriershall, . . . married to M r Geo. 
Parry, , married to M r Tho s Crowle, and Margaret married to M r An- 
thony Hopkinson of Birstall. 

Robert Batt (son & heir of Henry) was fellow and vice master ot Uni- 
versity College, Oxford, married Mary, daughter of Mr. John Parry, of the 
Golden Valley in Herefordshire and had issue — John, William and Henry 3 
(both lived in Virginia), Robert, Mary married 1st to M r Reresby Eyre, 
afterward to M r Henry Hirst, Elizabeth married to Richard Marshe D r of 
Divinity, Dean of York, Rebecca unmarried, Catherine married to M r Phi- 
lip Mallory. The said Mary survived her husband and was afterwards 
married to M r Richard Rawlinson of Rotheram. 

John Batt Esq. (son and heir of Robert) was captain of a foot company 
in the Reg* of Agbrigg and Morley, & Justice of Peace in the West Rid- 
ing; married Martha, daughter of M r Thomas Mallory, Dean of Chester, 
and had issue — John, drowned in the Irish Seas coming from Virginia 
with his father, William, Thomas and Henry in Virginia 1GG7, and Martha. 

William Batt Esq. (son & heir of John) is captain of a foot company in 
the same Reg 1 , Justice of the Peace 1667 ; married Elizabeth daughter of 
M r William Horton & hath issue — William, Gladdhill, Johu, Thomas died 
young, Elizabeth, Martha and Judith. 

John Batt Esq. (third son and k of William) is now living 1702 ; mar- 
ried .... daughter of Metcalfe. 

Harl. MS. 4630, Page 26. 

[A partial genealogy of Batte of Virginia was published in the Richmond Stand- 
ard, June 4th, 1861, a copy of which is in the library of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 

The following grants of land are of record to the name : 

John Batte and John Davis, 750 acres in Charles river county (now York), April 
2nd, 1667, Book No. 1, p. 633. 

William Batt, 220 acres on Mobjack bay, September 5th, 16*3, Bx>k No. I, pasje 
901 ; 182 acres on " Chi poke Creek, called by the natives in the Indian, Paeo 
lacke, in James Cittie county," April 11th, 1619, B >ok No. 2. p. 161. 

Thomas and Henry Batte, 587.i acres " on the south side of James river in Appa- 
mattock in Charles Cittie county," August 29th, 1663, Book So. 6, p. 126. 

William Batt, TOO acres in Charles City county, April 22d, 1670, Book No. 6, 
p. 2*5. 

Henry Batte and John Sturdivant, 3528 acres in Charles City, October 28th, 1673, 
Book No. 6, p. 480. 

Thomas Batt and John Bevill, 400 acres in Henrico county, October 25th, 1690, 
Book No. 8, p. 122. 

Henry Batt, 700 acres in Charles City county, and 200 acres in Bristol parish, do., 
Book Ko. 8, p. 44. 

William Batte, 250 acres in Prince George county, March 22d, 1715, Book No. 
10, p. 280.— Va. Land Records. 

1885. ] Genealogical Gleanings in England* 165 

8 Henry gave his estate in England and Virginia to his brother William. The 
descendants of the last in Virginia include the names of Cox, Poythress, Eppes. Col- 
ley, Gilliam, Russell, Maddox, llinton, Ritchie, Poindexter, French and Friend. — 

R. A. B.J 

Henry. Bexskin, lately arrived in England from the Plantation of Vir- 
ginia, 26 September 1692, proved 19 October 1602. Touching the estate 
which I have in England (having already settled that which I have in Vir- 
ginia before I left that place) I give & bequeath to my mother Benskin, 
M r Alexander Roberts of Shad well, shipwright and M r Thomas Whitfield 
twenty shillings for rings. All the rest to my two daughters, Mary Har- 
man, wife of William Harman of New Kent County, on York River, Vir- 
ginia, and Frances Marston, wife of William Marston, living upou Shipper- 
hominy River, in James City County, Virginia, equally between them. The 
said M r Alexander Roberts and M r Thomas Whitfield to be executors, &c. 

Wit : Benj. Jones, Thomazine Harris, Robert Saudford, ser Tt to M r Whit- 
field, Scr. Fane, 181. 

[I fail to find of record any grants of land in Virginia to the testator Henry Bun- 
skin, or to any of his surname. The following grants may however be of interest 
in connection with the names of two of the legatees named : 

Henry Harman and John Bishoo, 163 acres, 3 perches and 23 poles in Charles 
City county, Sept. 20, 1683, Book No. 7, p. 305. 

Robert Harmon, 1200 acres in New Kent county, April 20, 1687, Book No. 7, p. 

Thomas Marston, 1300 acres on the north-east side of Chickahominy river, in 
James City county. Sept. 20, 1691, Book No. 8, p. 211. 

Eliza Marston, 349 acres in St. John's parish, New Kent county, April 21st, 1696, 
Book No. 8, p. 249.— Va. Land Records. 

The name Marston is quite a common one at the present day in eastern Virginia, 
while that of Harman is prominently represented in the Valley District. — r. a. b.] 

George Whittacre, passenger aboard the good ship called the William, 
of London, bound from Virginia to London, 13 May 1654, proved 26 June 
1654. Seven hogsheads of tobacco to my brother Edward Duckworth, 
living in the backside of S l Clements Deanes hard by the new Inn. Lon- 
don, if the said Edward or his wife be then living. If not to be found, then 
to William Scott, who is made eTecutor. Some sugar aboard Mr. Web- 
ber's ship. 

Wit: Solomon Williams, Owen James. Alchin, 252. 

[The Rev. Alexander Whittaker, " the apostle,'' who accompanied Sir Thomas 
Dale to Virginia in 1611; married and baptized Pocahontas in 1614, aod was 
drowned in James river in 1616, may be mentioned in this connection. The fallow- 
ing grants of land to the name in its various renderings are of record : 

Edward Whittaker, 100 acres "adjoining the pallisadoes of middle plantacon,*' 
February 8.1638, Book No. 1, p. 365. 

Captain William Whitacre, 90 acres in James Cittie county, June 5th, 1656, 
Book No. 3, p. 381. 

William Whitacer, 90 acres in James Cittie county, March 18th, 1662, Book No. 

5, p. 157. 
Richard Whittaker, 135 acres in "James Cittie" county, October 22d, 1666, 

Book No. 5, p. 153 ; 158 acres in Middlesex county, February 17th, 1667, Book No. 

6, p 275. 
William Whitacar, 400 acres in James City county, April 20th, 1630, Book No. 7, 

p. 25. 

Richard Whicker, 300 acres on Knoll's Island, Currituck, Lower Norfolk county, 
April 20th, 1682, Book No. 7, p. 141.— Va. Land Records. 

The descendants of one Richard Whitaker, a settler in Warwick county, Virginia, 
in the 17th century, are now quite numerous in and around Enfield, N. 0. — R. a. b.] 

166 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Josi:pn Walker of St. Margarets in the City of Westminster, gentle- 
man, 13 February 1G66, proved 27 February 1666. To my kinsman John 
Walker, now living or being in Virginia in the parts beyond the sens, ten 
shillings, provided he release & discharge my executors of & from all other 
claims &c. To my kinsman Andrew Walker, citizen & draper of London, 
ten shillings (with the same proviso) and to my kinsman Samuel Walker, 
seaman (under the same condition) ten shillings. All other property to 
my kinswoman Mary Snow, now the wife of Nicholas Snow, citizen and 
armorer of London, whom I nominate executrix. Carr, 33. 

[Peter Walker was granted 150 acres in Northampton county, September 20th, 
1645, Book No. 2, p. 44. 

John Walker (probably him of the text), 1000 acres, and 150 acre<; " on Ware 
river, Mobjack Bay," January 29th, 1651, Book No. 2, pp. 350 and 357. There 
are numerous subsequent grants to "Lieut. Collo." John, Henry, Richard and 
William Walker. — Va. Land Records. John Walker was a member of the Virginia 
Council, 1658-1660.— r. a. b.] 

Charta Donationis Georgii Chauncey. 

George Chauncey Sen* of Barking in the county of Essex Esq. 28 No- 
vember 1621, proved 25 August 1624. I grant, bargain & sell unto George 
Chauncey, my son, all my goods &c, on condition &c. He to pay, after my 
decease, to Edward Chauncey my son two hundred pounds, to be paid out 
of that one thousand pounds which Alexander Williams of Gilston in the 
county of Hertfordshire doth now owe unto me, to Charles Chauncey my 
son one hundred marks and Judith Chauncey my daughter three hundred 
pounds. To Frauces Porter my daughter nine & twenty pounds yearly, 
to her hands and not to any other, for her sole use &c, and not to the 
hands of Ambrose Porter or to any other for his use. This annuity to be 
paid immediately afcer my decease, at Cranbrooke House in Barkinge in 
the said County of Essex, or at some other place that the said George, my 
son, and Frances Porter shall appoint the same to be paid. To William 
Chauncey my nephew live pounds within one year after my decease. To 
Alice Clarke twenty pounds yearly during such years as are to come in an 
annuity granted by me to one John Clarke deceased late husband to the 
said Alice. 

If I the said George shall tender at any time during my life the sum of 
twenty shillings at my now dwelling house in Barking to the use of George 
Chauncey my son, that then and at all times after this present deed of gift 
to be frustrate and of none effect. 

The witnesses were William Chauncy, Matthew Chauncey & Nathaniel 
Rowdon (by mark.) There issued commission to George Chauucey, natu- 
ral & lawful son of George Chauncey late of Barking in the County of 
Essex deceased. Byrde, 62. 

Judith Chauncy of Yardley, in the County of Hertford, spinster, 2 
December, 1657, proved 1 March, 1657, by Henry Chauncy and Mountague 

" To my deare and lovinge brother M r Charles Chauncy minister of god3 
word and nowe liveinge in newe England Twentie pouuds of currant Eng- 
lish money which I desire to haue paid and conveyed unto him as soone as 
it may be safely done after my decease. And I doe likewise will and be- 
queath unto my loveinge Cousens Isaac Chauncy and Ichabod Chauncy, 
twoe of the sons of my said loveinge brother ffive poundes apeece. And I 
doe glue and bequeath unto the rest of my said brothers children which are 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 167 

nowe in newe England with him (and are sixe in number as I am inform- 
ed) fforty shillings apeece to be paid to them as soone after my decease as 
it may conveniently and safely be done.*' 

Bequests are made to loving cousin 3T Mountague Lane, cousine M r 
Henry Chauncye the "elder of Yardley and M' 19 Anne Chauncy his wife, 
cousin George Chauncy the third son of the aforesaid Henry and godson of 
the testatrix, said godson's mother, his brother Peter Chauncy and his sis- 
ters Anne, Elizabeth and Mary Chauncy, cousins Henry, John and Peter 
Chauncy, three of the sons of cousin Henry Chauncy, cousin Alexander 
Chauncy the elder now living in the County of Kent, nephew BI" John 
Humberston and his daughter Judith lium'nerston, Mr. John Sykes, clerk, 
and his son John Sikes. godson of testatrix, John Starr, son of Ediuond 
Starr, late of London, dyer, and to Thomas Burges whom she had put an 
apprentice to a tailor. The residue she left to her cousins George Chaun- 
cy, Henry Chauncy the elder of Yardley and .Mountague Lane. 

The witnesses were John Sykes, Hannah North (by mark) and Grace 
Couch. Wootton, 109. 

Ichabod Chauncey of the City of Bristol 1, Doctor in Physick, 19 
March 1G88. with codicil made 26 September 1690, proved 17 February 
1691. My body to be laid near my children in St. Philip's church yard 
in the said city. To Nathaniel Wade Esq. Daniel Gwillim, merchant, 
and William Burgesse, grocer, property in trust. Wife Mary, sons Staun- 
ton, Charles & Nathaniel. To brother Nathaniel Chauncy's children. To 
brother Isaac and to cousin Oziell Chauncy, my cousins Charles, Elizabeth 
and Isaac Chauncy. Fane, 138. 

Snia pro Valore Test 1 et Codicilli Ichabod Chauncey nuper civitatis 
Bristoll, in medicinis Doctor defuncti. Quod coram nobis in judicio inter 
Mariam Chauncey viduam relictam et executricem in Testamento sive ulti- 
ma voliyitate died defuncti noniinatam, partem humoi negotium promo- 
veutem ex una et Stanton Chauncey minorem filium naturalem etlegitimum 
dicti defuncti per Josephum Wetham ejus curatorem agentem partem con- 
tra quam dictum negotium promovetur etc. 

Die Jovis decimo die mensis Decembris Anno Dni millimo sexcenmo 
nouagmo primo. Vere, 233. 

Isaac Chaunxy, having by the tender mercy of the most High been 
preserved in life unto an old age, 26 February 1712, proved 15 March 
1711. To son & daughter Nisbet each five pounds. The House I live in, 
in Little Mooriields &c. Wife Jane Chauncy. To daughter Elizabeth Nis- 
bet my gold non striking watch. To my daughter in law, the relict of my 
late son Uzziel Chauncy, five pounds. To my grand daughters by her two 
pounds apiece. To the widow & relict of ray late son Charles Chauncy 
the sum of money due me from the African Company. Reference to the 
children of said son as infants. Brother Wally, Son Isaac. Wife Jane ex- 
ecutrix. Son Nisbet & friend Richard Tailor to aid her. Barnes, 46. 

[We hare here abstracts of the wills of George Chauncy, the father, Judith, a 
eister. and Ichabod and Isaac, sons of the Rev. Charles Chauncy. president of Har- 
vard College. Isaac and Ichabod Chauncy both graduated at Harvard College in 
lfiol, and .sketches of their lives, with lists of their publications, are to be found in 
Sibley's Harvard Graduates, i. 302-iJ. For a geneal^v of the family, see Register, 
x. 100-120, 251-B2, 323-30 ; xi. 148-53. Tabular pedigrees will be" found at x. 257 
and xi. 148. — Editor. 

168 Genealogical Gleanings hi England. [April, 

Henry Chauncy, the half brother of Judith and of Charles the president of Harv- 
ard College, had a son Henry, who with his wife and children are all mentioned 
in the will of Judith. His wife was Anna, daughter of Peter Parke of Tottenham, 
co. Middlesex ; their children were Henry, John, George, Peter, Anne, Elizabeth 
and Mary. Henry, the eldest of the sons, was the author of the History of Hert- 
fordshire; he was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, Eng., IB IT ; to the Mid- 
dle Temple, 1049 ; Degree of the Bar, 1656' ; Justice of the Peace, 1661 ; called to the 
bench of the Temple, 1675, and the same year made Steward of the Borough Court 
in Hertford ; Charter Recorder, 1630; Reader of the Middle Temple, 1681 ; the 
same year he was Knighted ; in 1685, Treasurer of the Middle Temple ; 1688, called 
by Writ to the State and Degree of a Serjeant at Law. 

The details of the Chauncy family history have been gathered by a descendant, 
William Chauncy Fowler, and published as the *' Chauncy Memorials.'' On p. 312 is 
given an account of the marriages and children of George ; on p. 313, extracts from 
the will of Judith ; on pp. 46, 337, pedigree of Isaac's descendants and his will in 
full; his grandson, Rev. Charles Chauncy, was the minister of the 1st Church of 
this city, and his name is perpetuated here by Chauncy Street, where the church 
was then located ; on p. 73 is a pedigree of the descendants of Isaac. President 
Chauncy, like other early presidents of Harvard College, sacrificed his own and his 
family's pecuniary prospects by his devotion to the college interests ; he had an 
estate of £60 income given him by a Mr. Lane — probably a relative, of Bristol, Eng- 
land. President Quincy wrote of the early presidents, that " they experienced the 
fate of literary men of that day. — thankless labor, unrequited service, arrearages 
unpaid, posthumous applause, a doggerel dirge and a Latin epitaph." 

The Chauncy family of England is referred to in the Histories of Hertfordshire 
by Sir Henry Chauncy, vol. ii. 400 ; Clutterbuck. pp. 60, 189 ; Harl Sue. Pub. viii. 
353 ; Norfolk Arch. So. i. 113; Histories of Northamptonshire, by Bridges, i. 119 ; 
Baker, i. 494. — See p. 312 of Chauncy Memorials. — John Coffin Jones Brown.] 

Frances Haxham (or Hannarn) of Boston in the County of Lincoln, 
widow, 4 April 7 th of Charles (1631) proved by William Hastinges, bro- 
ther & executor 13 June 1631. To be buried in the parish church of Bos- 
ton. To the poor of Boston thirty shillings. To Mr. John Cotton and M r 
Anthony Tuckney, the ministers, at Boston, to each of them as a token of my 
hearty affection and true respect unto them, to either of them the sum of 
twenty shillings, to be paid them presently after my decease. To my bro- 
ther M r Ambrose Hayes twenty shillings, within three months &c, to make 
him a ring. To my brother Thornell ten shillings and to his wife twenty 
shillings, within three months ccc. To my brother M r William Hastinges 
of Asterby ten shillings to buy him a ring. To the wife of M r Thomas 
Askham & to the wife of M r Richard Westland ten shillings each within 
three mouths &c. To my daughter Pollixena all my rings & Jewells & my 
taffety petticoat. To John Howseman my man servant my sorrel mare 
&c. To my sister the wife of the said M r William Hastinges all my wear- 
ing apparell not before given. To the widow Yates six shillings eight 
pence presently. 

Item I give to Jonas Horrax, nephew to M" Cotton, ten shillings to be 
presently paid after my decease. Item I give to M r Thomas Leveritt & 
to his wife to be paid them within three months next after my decease 
either of them ten shillings. To Philip Hannam my son, in full of all leg- 
acies & bequests given him by the last will of his late deceased father, the 
sum of two hundred & fifty pounds (at full age of one and twenty). To 
Rudyard Hannam my son &c. two hundred pounds & to daughter Pollix- 
ena two hundred pounds (at one & twenty). If all my said children de- 
part this life before said ages of one & twenty then to Anne, Frances Pol- 
lixena and Pascha Hastinges daughters of my said brother William. M r 
Thomas Askham of Boston to be guardian of Pollixena M r Richard West- 
land of Boston guardian of Philip and brother William Hastinges guardian 
of Rudyard. St. John, 73. 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 169 

[The first wife of the Rev. John Cotton, according to Mather (Magnalia, ed. 1853, 
i. 58), " was Elizabeth Uorroeks, sister of Mr. James Horroeks, a famous minister of 
Lincolnshire." Perhaps Jonas was his son. Ic is stated in Palmer's Nonconform- 
ists' Memorial (ed. 1778, i. 510), that Christopher II jrrocka of Bolton in the Moors. 
and his family, came to New England with Mr. Cotton. Has any one met with 
other evidence of their residence here? They left their son Thomas at Cambridge 
University. After taking his degrees he became a clergyman, and alter the restora- 
tion was ejected from the living of Maiden, in Essex. — Editor.] 

Mart Usher, late of the parish of St. Anne, Westminster, in the Coun- 
ty of Middlesex, widow, deceased. Administration on the goods, chattells 
and credits pertaining to her estate was granted, 3 April 1739, to Patient 
Usher, the Wife and lawful Attorney of James Usher, the natural and law- 
ful son and only issue of the said deceased, for the use and benefit and dur- 
ing the absence of the said James Usher, now at Philadelphia in America. 

Admon. Act Book, 1740. 

Patient Usher, late of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, in North Ameri- 
ca, widow, deceased. Administration on her estate was granted 29 April 
1749, to Elias Bland, the lawful Attorney of Margaret Kearsley, formerly 
Brand, wife of John Kearsley, the niece and next of kin of the said de- 
ceased, for the use and benefit of the said Margaret Kearsley, formerly 
Brand, now residing at Pennsvlvania aforesaid, having first made a sincere 
and solemn affirmation or declaration, according to Act of Parliament &c. 

Admon. Act Book, 1750. 

Thomas Scottow of Boston in New England, chirurgeon, now bound 
forth on a voyage to sea in the ship Gerrard of London, Captain William 
Dennis commander, 14 November 1698, proved 4 September 1G99. To 
my loving sister Elizabeth Savage of New England aforesaid all my real ec 
personal estate in New England of what kind soever. To my loving friend 
Margaret Softley of the parish of S* Paul, Shadwell, in the county of Mid- 
dlesex, widow, all & singular such moneys, salaries and wages whatso- 
ever as is and shall become due to me for my service in the said ship and 
all other my goods and chattels and estate whatsoever in said ship to her 
own use in satisfaction of what I shall owe and be indebted unto- her at 
my death ; and I appoint her executrix. 

The witnesses were James Richmond, Richard Baddeley & Theo: 
Pomeroy. Pett, 150. 

[Thomas Scottow was a son of Joshua Scottow, and was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1677. His sister Elizabeth married Thomas, second son of Maj. Thomas 
Savage. See Hist. Catalogue of Old South Church, ed. by Hill and Eigelow, page 
220. — Editor.] 

Philip Gibbs of the City of Bristol, ironmonger, now bound to Virgin- 
ia, 26 August, 1658, proved 23 October 1674. To brother Jacob Gibbs. 
To brother in law Philip Marshall of Evisham, in the County of Worces- 
ter, shoemaker, and his sons Anthouy, Philip and Francis Marshall. The 
said Philip Marshall to be executor. Bunce, 113. 

John Watte of the city of Worcester, glover, 13 August 1691, proved 
14 November 1691. My body to be decently interred according to the 
discretion of my dear and loving wife ; and my worldly goods and estate I 
bequeath in such manner as herein after is expressed, viz 1 . As for and 
concerning my land in Pennsylvania which I have impowered Milicent Hos- 
kiDs to sell and dispose of I give the money to be raised by the sale there- 


170 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

of to my son Benjamin, and live pounds more, for the raising him a stock 
to he paid him, with the improvement thereof, when he shall accomplish the 
age of one & twenty years, or have served out an apprenticeship, which 
shall first come or he. And I give to my daughter Elizabeth the sum of 
five pounds, to be paid her, with the improvement of the same, when she 
shall attain the age of one & twenty years or be married, which shall first 
come or be. And in case either of my said children shall depart this mor- 
tal life before the said legacy shall become due & payable, as aforesaid, then 
I give the whole to the survivor of them. And I give Francis Willis, my 
servant, ten shillings as a token of my love and to the intent he may be as- 
sisting to my wife in all things she desires of him, And my will is my child- 
ren may be bred up & well educated by my dear wife ; and I appoint her 
guardian to my said children. And all the residue of my goods & chat- 
tells, after the payment of my just debts, legacies and educate (sic) and 
breeding up of my said children, I give to my dear and loving wife Eliza- 
beth Wayte, and I do appoint and ordain her executrix and the said Fran- 
cis Willis executor. Wit : John Lacv, Stephen Cosens, Tho: Taylor. 

Vere, 200. 

"William Whittingham, of Sutterton in the County of Lincoln, yeo- 
man, 22 December 1591, proved 1 October 1599 by Richard Whitting- 
ham, son and executor. To the poor of Sutterton ten shillings. Towards 
the reparation of the church twenty shillings. I give unto Baruke Whit- 
tingham, mine eldest son, twenty pounds within one year after my decease. 
To Anne Pell, my daughter, the wife of Stephen Pell, twenty pounds 
within one year &c. To Agnes Whittingham, the daughter of my sou Rich- 
ard, twenty pounds at the age of eighteen years or day of marriage. To 
every of the four children of Robert Harvie of Kirton, yeoman, which he 
had by my daughter, five pounds at their several ages of eighteen or days 
of their several marriages, which shall first happen. To the said Richard 
Whittingham, my son, my " swane marke," called the " Romaine A," 
marked as it appeareth in the " margent " of this my will. 

All the residue to the said Richard, my son, whom I make executor ; 
my body in decent manner to be brought to the earth and buried in the 
church of Sutterton ; and I appoint Anthony Irbie, of Whapload, Esq. su- 
pervisor &c, to whom I give forty shillings for his pains in that behalf, 
advising and charvfag mv sons Barucke and Richard that if anv trouble or 
difference arise between them concerning this my last will and testament, 
&c. that they be directed therein by my supervisor. 

Concerning my lands, I give to William Whittingham, my nephew, one 
of the sons of Barucke Whittingham, my son, two acres and a half acre of 
arable land, lying in Bicker in the said County of Lincoln, in the tenure of 
the widow Rowte, to him and his heirs forever. To Richard Whitting- 
ham, my nephew, one other of the sons of the said Barucke, my son, two 
and a halfe acres in the tenure of Kenelm Philips, in Bicker aforesaid. To 
Barucke Whittingham, my nephew, one other of the sons of Barucke &c. 
one acre & a half acre. To Agnes Roote, widow, late wife of William 
Roote, deceased, one cottage with the appurtenances in Donnington, for 
term of her life, the remainder thereof, after her decease, to the uses men- 
tioned in the last will of John Whittingham, my cousin. I give and devise 
to Richard Whittingham, my son. and to his heirs forever all that my man- 
sion house wherein I now dwell, together with that house at the end of my 
yard which I had by the gift of my son Thomas Whittingham, and my 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 171 

house called my mother's house &c. (and a lot of other lands and tene- 

Wit: Anthony Irbye, Thomas Landsdaile (his mark), William Bennett. 

Kidd, 80. 

Richard Whittingham of Sutterton in the parts of Holland, in the 
County of Lincoln, gentleman, G March 1G15, proved 18 April IG18. My 
body to be buried in the Church of Sutterton. To Elizabeth my wife one 
messuage and twenty acres and one rood in Algorkirke, in Lincoln, lying 
in seven parcels, which were late my brother William Whittingham's, to 
wife for term of life, then to the heirs of my body by the said Elizabeth 
lawfully begotten ; and, for fault of such issue, to rem liu unto William 
Field, son of George Field of Algarkirke, and the heirs of his body &c. ; 
and, for want of such heirs, then to remain to Elizabeth Stowe, wife of 
Thomas Stowe of Algarkirke &c. husbandmau, and sister of the said Wii- 
, liam Field, and to the heirs of her body &c. ; next to Jane, now the wife 
of Christopher Passmore, one other of the sisters of the said William Feyld, 
and to the heirs of her body &c. ; then to the right heirs of me the said 
Richard Whittingham forever. If my wife be with child then to such 
child nine acres of pasture, in Algarkirke, called Oxholme, late my brother 
William Whittingham's, subject to the payment of forty pounds, by will of 
my said brother William, unto the children of Nicholas Thompson of Wig- 
toft. If wife be not with child then the above to the children of the said 
Nicholas and to their heirs forever. 

All the lands &c. in Sutterton late my uncle Richard Whittingham's 
(subject and chargeable with my Aunt Whittingham her annuity of forty 
pounds by the year) unto Hannah Foster, now wife of Christopher Foster, 
and daughter of Stephen Pell deceased, and to her heirs forever. Sundry 
lands &c. (after decease of my wife without heirs of her body by ma, as 
aforesaid) to remain to Kellam Harvie," son of Robert Harvie. and to his 
heirs forever. Other lands to remain to Thomas Harvie of KirtOri, son of 
Robert Harvie, and to his heirs. After the decease of my wife without 
issue Sec. my messuage and twelve acres of pasture in Kir ton, in a place 
called Willingtou there, unto William Taylor, my cousin of Xorthkvrne, 
and to his heirs forever. Other land to Anne Richards, wife of Walter 
Richards and daughter of Robert Harvie of Kirton, and to her heirs for- 
ever. I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas Harvie, my cousin, 
and his heirs, one acre of land arable in Sutterton, in a place called Shet- 
tlefield, between the lands of William Hewitson, on the North, and my 
lands, South, &c, in trust Sec. I give my revertion, after my Aunt Whit- 
tingham's decease, of all my messuages & lands & tenements in Boston, in 
the said County of Lincoln, to Elizabeth my wife, for term of life ; then to 
the heirs of her body by me &c. ; then to Kellam Harvie. To the poor of 
Sutterton five pounds over and above the ten pounds given by my father. 
To my servants William Barker and Thomas Handlev and John Roote. 
To Alice Parkynson, Percy Brandon, Frauncs Christian. To the daugh- 
ter of William Hewitson. my god daughter. To Ellen Diggle, daughter of 
Edmond Diggle. clerk, my god daughter &c. I give unto my brother Mel- 
lowes Ids children ten shillings apiece. To William Ingoklsbie, one of the 
sons of my brother Ingoldsbie, clerk, to be paid at his first commencement, 
when lie shall bachelor of Art, or within three years after my de- 

cease, which shall first happen. To all the rest of ray sister IngohUbie's 
children. To Olive Welbie and to ail the rest of her brothers and sisters. 

172 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

To my Aunt Whittingham, my Aunt INIassingberd, my father-in-law, M r 
Doctor Buckley, my brother-in-law, M r Peter Buckley ami to Edward, his 
son. To Mr. Gotten. To Michael Ilarbert. To James Wilkinson. To 
Robert Johnson of Kirton. 

My wife to be executrix and residuary legatee, and my friends M r Tho- 
mas Middlecott, of Boston, Esq., M r Anthony Ingoldsbie, of Fishtoft, 
clerk, and M r Edmond Biggie of Sutterton, clerk, to be supervisors. 

Wit : Anthony Iugoldsbie, Edmond Diggle & Thomas Knott. 

Meade, 28. 

[Articles on the Whittingham family, by Mrs. Caroline H. Dall, now of George- 
town, D. C, will be found in the Register, xxvii. 133-9 ; xxxiv. 34-7. Compare 
the above abstracts with the extracts from the parish registers of Sutterton, near 
Boston, Lincolnshire, in Keg. xxxiv. 35-6. 

An account of the ancestry of the New England Whittinghams is given in the 
obituary of Mrs. Mary (Whittingham) Saltonstall, widow of Gov. Gurdon Salton- 
*tall of Connecticut, in the New England Weekly Journal, Boston, January 26, 
1730. There are important errors in it. The obituary is copied into the Register, 
xi. 26-7. 

It would seem from the will of Richard Whittingham, that he married a daugh- 
ter of the Rev. Edward Bulkley, D.D., of Odell (Reg. xxiii. 303), whose son. the 
Rev. Peter Bulkley, named in the will, was the first minister of Concord, Mass. 
Perhaps the Mr. Mellowes also mentioned, was related to Abraham Mellows of 
Chariest) wn, Mass. There was a subsequent connection between the Bulkley and 
Mellows families, Hannah Smith, a niece of the Rev. Peter Bulkley. having mar- 
ried Edward, son ot Abraham Mellows ( Wyman's Charlestown, ii. 665). — Editor. 

With one exception the Whittingham family material published before 18S0, 
stands unrivalled for blunders. In the Register (xxxiv. pp. 3-4-37) Mrs. Dall 
began the work of correction by printing extracts from the Registers of the parish 
of Sutterton in Lincolnshire, which had been furnished to her by the curate. Rev. 
VV. W. Morrison. The two wills which Mr. Waters has sent may be most valua- 
ble aids towards the discovery of the ancestry of the John Whittingham who mar- 
ried Martha Hubbard. The names correspond exactly with those given from the 
parish records. So far we stand on secure ground. The evidence is wanting 
which proves John of New England to be son of Baruch, who was born in Sutterton 
A.D. 15S3, and is said to have died there in 1610; possibly Mrs. Dall has thi3 
evidence, at any rate she refers to a list of deaths of the Whittinghams of Sutter- 
ton, which it is hoped she will contribute to the next number of the Register. I 
have the strongest doubts of the quotation " From Mad. de Salis, copied from Aliens 
Norfolk" — (vol. 34, p. 36). A lie 1 am afraid it is— as I never heard of the book, 
and know of no reason to suppose that the record of a marriage on this side of the 
ocean should have been recorded and printed in a County History of England. 
The grossest frauds have been discovered in pretended copies from abroad, espe- 
cially when the American correspondent informed the searcher what he wanted. 

Mrs. Dall mentions " William 1 Whittingham with wife Joanna, who was buried 
at Sutterton Feb. 3, 1510." William, 2 in his will of 1591, mentions "my house 
called my mother's house," and I should judge that it was so called because Wil- 
liam 1 had married an heirc-s or resident of Sutterton, he having been the first of 
the name in that locality. The parish records contain baptisms between 1540 and 
1570 of the children of Roger 2 and William 2 only. Supposing them to be brothers 
and sons of William 1 I have made this pedigree, marked with * if mentioned in the 
will of William, 2 and with f if mentioned in the will of Richard. 4 

William 1 Whittingham m. Joanna . They were probably parents of 

Roger, 2 who married and had Margaret, 3 b. 1544 : Dorothea, 3 b. 1543 ; Jane, 3 b. 
1549 : Anna, 3 b. 1555, and an only son John 3 * (styled cousin in the will of 
William 2 ). 
^ William,* will given above, who married and had Thomas. 3 * b. 1540 [who mar- 
ried and had daughters A'jneta 4 I). 1570, and Susanna, 4 b. 1572] ; Joan, 3 b. 1516, 
m. 1560, Thomas Pcrcye: Baruch, 3 * b. 1547, m.1577, Eliz. Taylor [thev had Baruch. 4 *' 
b. 15^3, E.'iz. 4 b. 1593. William,. 4 * Ridianl 4 * will ^iven above, m. Elizabeth Bulk- 
ley, daughter of Mr. Doctor Bulkley] ; Richard^f b. 1563, m. M.ibell, daughter of 
Francis Quarles (see llarl. Sue. Pub. Vis. of Essex, 1612, p. 271) r they had Ai- 
nes, 4 * b. 1590, and perhaps Richard, 4 b. 1610] ; Ann, 3 * b. 1568, m.- Stephen Peil*t 

1885.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 173 

[they had Hannah Pellf] : Dorothea. 3 b. 1552, and Almira, 3 h. 1551; one of tliene 
was the wife of Robert liarvie,*t of lvirton. who had four children,* of whom Kei- 
lam ,t Annef and Thoraasf are mentioned by their cousin Richard. 

John VVhittingham, who married .Martha Hubbard, bad ;i son William, who 
married Mary Lawrence ; she died in childbirth, November, 1671. Their son Wil- 
liam (5th child) was born November 9.1071. William, the husband, was proba- 
bly sick at the time, and hastened over to England to arrange for the legal acquire- 
ment ©f hia hereditary property in Lincolnshire; ma kin a: a home in Cambridge, 
co. Middlesex, England, at " Marie le Savoy." His will is dated 25th March, 
1672: *' Wm Whittinghara late of Boston in Massachusetts &c. Gentleman, being 
sick, gives to his eldest son Richard, — House, Barn. Mill-house, &c. together with 
20 acres arable land, and 34[ acres of pasture, now in possesstijn of W m Pakey in 
the town of Satterboro', in the parts of Holland (low-lands) in the County of Lin- 
coln — gives to son William, one dwelling house and barn. Ote. with 42j acres of land 
in tenure of John Trigg ; also One Cottage and barn with 5 acres of land in tenure 
of Thomas Baily in Sutterboro.' To daughter Mary one messuage, &e. with 18 
acres land in tenure of John Wilson and Mr. Baker ; — to daughter Elizabeth one 
messuage, &c. with 15^ acres of land, also one cottage and 1 acre of land — John 
Gidny, George Ledman and John Baker tenants; — to uauirbter Martha two cot- 
tages and I2h acres of land in the possession of John Pakey. W" 1 Walker ami Rich- 
ard Gunn, — daughters to have possession at the a^e of 20 years or days of 
marriage, &c. &e. Mentions Uncle Xathaniel Hubbard of London, Gentleman ; 
brother Richard Whittingham ; brother in law John Clark of Boston in New Eng- 
land and his mother Mrs. Martha Eire (annuity to her). Gifts to James Whitcoaib 
of Boston; cousins Mary Hubbart and Anne Hubbert. Father in law John Law- 
rence of New York in America, William Hubbert of Ipswich, of America, and said 
Uncle Nathaniel Hubbard of London, Gentleman, and John Lewine of London Esq. 
Executors. Proved " Arch. Canterbury" same month and year as dated.— In the 
certificate he is styled as " formerly of Boston in New England, now of Marie le 
Savoy of Middlesex." Proved in Boston, .New England, 23d Julv, 1072; recorded 
Suffolk Deeds, vol. 7, p. 224. 

I suppose the " town of Sutterboro' " is the same as Sutterton. With proof as 
to the missing link, consanguinity would be easily established. — John Coffin Jones 

Richard Bifield minister of the word of God, of Isleworth in the 
County of Middlesex, 23 August 1633, proved 24 October 1033. To Rich- 
ard, my eldest son twenty shillings. To the children of the said Richard 
viz. to Mary twenty shillings, to Timothy twenty shillings, to Sarah Bifield 
ten shillings and to his other three children Samuel, Anne, & Richard ten 
shillings apiece. To my son ^Nathaniel Bifield six pounds and a mark! 
within two years aft^.r my decease (and other property). To my grand- 
child Bathshua Clifford, wife of M r "William Clifford, clerk, twenty shil- 
lings, the which twenty shillings the said M r William Clifford oweth me. 
To my grandchild Richard Weston four pounds in one year&c. To grand- 
child Mary Weston three pounds in two years ecc. To my loving wife 
Margaret Bifield twenty five pounds which was owing to me from Edward 
Browne my son in law deceased and now is due to me from the executors 
of his last will and testament. To said Margaret twenty pounds which my 
eldest son Richard doth owe me. If my son Richard shall depart this life 
before my wife Margaret his mother aforesaid then the said twenty pounds 
shall be paid within one month after his decease unto the said Margaret, 
my wife & his mother. All the rest of my estate, saving my three cloakes 
and all my study of books which I give and bequeath unto Xathaniel Bi- 
field clerk, my son aforesaid, I leave unto my loving wife Margaret and 
appoint her sole executrix. Russell, 85. 

* This amount, commonly written vi£ xiii s nii d , seems to have heen a favorite amount 
to bequeath previous to the I7tli century. It is just ten mafks or twenty nobles, and very 
likely (as my friend J. C. C. Smith, E>q. suggests) would he ;o read and spoken of, rather 
than six pound** thirteen shillings and four pence. The nobio was one half of a mark, or 
six shillings and eight pence.— m. f. w. 


174 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Richard Byfeild minister of the Gospel, pastor of the church in Long 
Ditton in the County of Surrey, 15 August 1662. proved 11 June 1665. 
(The will begins with an interesting confession of Faith.) A reference to 
a statute or Recognizance of the nature of statute staple ordained & pro- 
vided for the recovery of debts, bearing date 17 June 1602, taken & ac- 
knowledged before Sir Orlando Bridgeman, Knight, Lord chief Justice of 
His Majestie's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster and a bond of six 
hundred pounds to Maurice Gethin & John Kay, citizens and merchant 
taylors of London, for the payment of a debt of five hundred pounds, the 
security being a messuage or tenement in I field in the County of Sussex, 
now in occupation of John Richardson my tenant. 

Bequests are made to " my five daughters " Rebecca. Dorcas, Priscilla, 
Mary & Debora, to eldest son M r Samuel Byfeild (inter alia the works of 
Thomas Aquinas in fourteen volumes and one gold ring which hath engra- 
ven on it Thomas Lancashire) and to second son M r Richard Byfeild. 
Whereas God hath blessed me with ten children more born to me by my 
dear & loving wife M™ Sarah Byfeild which ten children are all now living 

(praised be the name of our God) To my daughter Sarah (at one 

& twenty or day of marriage), to son Tymothy that fifty pounds given 
unto me as a legacy by my godly, loving friend M r Herring, citizen of 
London deceased. Mention is made of land & tenement in the West end 
of Little Heath in East Siieene in the parish of Mortlake in the County of 
Surrey, house &c. in the tenure & occupation of Abraham Baker, a little 
tenement leased out to Robert Hartwell deceased & now in the occupation 
of Benjamin Feilder of East Sheene, a tenement in the occupation of John 
Cooke of East Sheene, a tenement leased to Lucy Northall widow deceas- 
ed and now in the occupation of Margaret Parker her daughter, in East 
Sheene, lands lately in the occupation of John Poole of East Sheene, car- 
penter and other lands. Sons John, Nathaniel & Thomas. To son Na- 
thaniel the three tenements now in the tenure & occupation of William 
Lytter of Thomas Greaves & of John Best. To son William Wagstaffe 
forty shillings to buy him books, to daughter M ri Elizabeth Bowers three 
pounds, to my three grandchildren the daughters of Mr Robert Goddin, 
the husband of my daughter Mar/ deceased, to my grandchild Ann Wick- 
ins, my daughter M rs Ann Wickins, my daughter M" Elizabeth Berrow, 
my two grand children John & Sarah Wright. In the codicil (dated in 
one place 2 1st, in another 31st. May, 1664) the testator says, " God hath 
taken to himself my youngest son Thomas " — u the Lord hath also made 
a great breach upon us in taking to himself by death our son William 

The above will was proved by Sarah Byfeild, relict & executrix. 

Hyde, 58. 

[" Richard Bifield, minister, was buried the 30 th of Dec r 1604. " He was rector 
of Long-Ditton. had been one of the assembly of divines, and published several ser- 
mons and religious tracts. — Extract from Parish Register of Mortlake, with re- 
marks thereon. Lysons'a Environs of London, vol. i. p. 371. 

Richard Byfield, M.A., who was ejected from the Rectory of Long Ditton in Sur- 
rey, retired to Mortbike and continued to preach to the last sabbath of his iife. He 
died December 26, 1661, aged 67. and was buried in the parish church." — Sjrrey 
Congregational History, by John Waddington, D.D. Printed in London, 1666. P. 
250.— ii. f. w. 

Natbaniel Byfield, son of Rev. Richard of Long Ditton, came to New England 
about 1(574, and settled first in Boston and afterwards in Bristol, but returned to 
Bocton, where he died June 6, I T.*53. in his 60th year (see Lane's Manual of the 
First Church in Bristol, R. I., p. 74). It is said that he was one of twenty-one 

1885.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 175 

children (Savage's Diet. i. 32.")). Rev. Nicholas IJyfield of Chester and Tsleworth 
(Blip's Wood's Ath. Ox. ii. 3 k J3, and Brook's Puritans, ii. 2 l JS), whom Brook calls 
a Half brother of Richard of Long Ditton, is more likely to have been an uncle. 
Nicholas was father of the celebrated Rev. Adoniram Bvfieid. — Editor.) 

Notes on Abstracts previously printed. 

Thomas Cotton {ante, p. G3) : 

[Benj. Woodbridge, of Boston, deposes 30 Dec. 1097, that, when I was in' Lon- 
don 2 years ago and since, I was often to see Mrs. Bridget Usher the wife of Mr. 
Hezekiah Usher (lately deceased) who dwelt with her son in law Mr. Thomas Cot- 
ton a minister of the G >spel who married her daughter and who had one son living 
about 5 years old. They dwelt in Hodsdon'sSquare near Shored itch, lie complained 
how he was unjustly kept from his wife's portion for abjut 7 years it being here 
in New England, and that he would be glad to have relief in that case. {Mass. Ar- 
chives, viii. 66.) — William M. Sargent, of Portland, Me.] 


Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page 73.] 

No. X. 
Capt. Joseph Gardixer and his Men. 

JOSEPH GARDIXER was the son of Thomas and Margaret 
Gardner of Salem. He married before August, 1656, Anne 
Downing, daughter of Emanuel Downing and niece of the first Gov. 
Winthrop (Register, xxxviii. 199). 

He was a man of energy and ability, and held many positions of 
honor and importance in Salem. In May, 1672, he was appointed 
by the General Court of Massachusetts, lieutenant of the foot com- 
pany under Capt. William Price of Salem (Ma^s. Colony Records, 
v. 517). 

On May 12, 1075, the militia of Salem was divided into two 
companies by order of the Court, and by the same order the election 
of Joseph Gardiner as captain of the First Company in Salem was 
confirmed. When the expedition against Xarraganset was organ- 
ized, Capt. Gardiner was appointed, Xovember 3, 1675, to com- 
mand the company raised at Salem and the adjoining towns, and 
mustered his men, ninety-five strong, at Dedham Plain, December 
10th, and marched with the army towards the rendezvous at Wick- 
ford. During the march several skirmishes took place, and Mr. 
Hubbard relates that some of Stone-wall-John's crew " met with 
some of Capt. Gardiner's men that were stragling about their own 
business contrary to order, and slew his Sergeant with one or 
two more." In f * Capt. Oliver's Narrative " it is related that on this 
occasion the Indians " killed two Salem men within a mile of our 
quarters and wounded a third so that he is dead." The names of 


Soldiers in King Philip's War 


these are given in the list below. The fall of Capt. Gardiner is 
thus related in Church's " Entertaining History " : 

u Mr. Church spying Capt. Gardner of Salem amidst the Wigwams iu 
the East end of the Fort, made towards him; but on a sudden while they 
were looking each other in the nice, Capt. Gardner settled down, Mr. 
Church stepped to him, and seeing the blood run down his cheek lifted up 
his cap and calling him by name, he looked up in his face but spake not 
a word, being mortally Shot through the head." 

After the death of Capt. Gardiner, the command of his company 
fell upon his lieutenant, William Hathorn, under whom the men 
served during the campaign, until disbanded about February 7th to 
10th. It is thus that the men were credited sometimes under Gar- 
diner, sometimes Hathorn, occasionally both; the latter's name, 
signed to the voucher on " debenter " which each soldier presented 
to the paymaster, doubtless confused the clerks and caused this ap- 
pearance of double command. Capt. Hathorn 's subsequent career 
at the eastward will be given in its proper place. 

Plis widow, then aged about thirty-four, married June 6, 1G76, 
Gov. Simon Bradstreet, whose age was about seventy-three. She died 
April 19, 1713, aged 79 (Reg. viii. 313; xiii. 234). Leaving no 
children, Capt. Gardiner's Narraganset claim fell to the oldest male 
heir of his eldest brother Thomas. This heir was Habakkuk Gar- 
diner, son of the Captain's nephew Thomas, who in the list of 
claimants claims in the "right of his uncle, Capt. Joseph Gardiner." 

Capt. Joseph Gardiner and his men. 

February 29 th 1G75 

& 6 

£ s. d, 

William Hathorne, Capt. 


09 08 

Samuel Gray 


06 07 

Peter Cary 


U 00 

Jeremiah 2seall 


18 00 

Peter Cole 


14 00 

Joseph Price 


13 00 

Samuel Tarbox 


09 03 

Sam. Beadle 


01 00 

Benjamin Hooper 


14 00 

Rice Husband 


14 00 

Marke Stacy 


14 00 

William Hollis 


18 00 

John Clark 


14 00 

Thomas Weymouth 


14 00 

William Ilutchins 


07 00 

Christopher Read 


14 00 

William Bassett 


04 04 

Samuel Graves 


14 00 

John Farrington 


02 00 

William Driver 


14 00 

Andrew Townsend 


14 00 

Jonathan Looke 


14 00 

Charles Knight 
John Prince 
Andrew Sargeant 
Edward Haradine 
John Trask 
Joseph Houlton 
Isaac Wei man 
William Pritchett 
John Maston 
Benjamin Chadwell 
Stephen Greenleaf 
Amos Gurdon 
Peter Emons 
William Webb 
Robert Sibly 
Andrew Ringe 
Benjamin Langdon 
James Briarly 
Benjamin Webster 
Freegrace Norton 
Israel Thorne 
Ezekiei Woodward 
John Wheeler 
William Wainwrisht 


03 00 


15 08 


19 02 


19 02 


17 08 


14 00 


14 00 


14 00 


14 00 


14 00 


10 00 


14 10 


14 10 


14 00 


14 00 


08 00 


00 00 


01 00 


14 00 


12 00 


14 00 


14 00 


08 00 


14 00 


Soldiers in King Philip's War. 


John Boutell 

00 18 00 

Michael Towsley 


15 08 

Jonathan Clark 

02 14 00 

Thomas Kemball 


14 00 

"William Williams 

02 14 00 

Thomas Blashtield 


14 00 

Samuel Rust 

04 01 00 

William Allen 


14 00 

Benjamin Sweet, Lieut. 

03 00 00 

Edward Whittington 


14 00 

Henry Dow- 

01 16 00 

John Parker 


14 00 

Silvester Hayes 

03 03 00 

Philip Butler 


14 00 

Thomas Tenney 

02 14 00 

James Wall 


10 10 

Joseph Jewett 

02 14 00 

John Ballard 


14 00 

John Boynton 

02 14 00 

July 24, 167 


Peter Coomes 

03 08 00 

William Hathorne, Capi 

. 07 

03 09 

Jonathan Copp 

01 04 00 

Amos Gourdin 


04 00 

John Mann 

02 04 00 

Daniel Johnson 


10 00 

March 24 th 1675 


Jeremiah Neale, Lieut. 


00 00 

John Vowel en 

02 14 00 

August 24 lh 16 


Lawrence Majore 

02 14 00 

Edward Counter 


14 00 

Thomas Flynt 

02 16 00 

Ebenezer Barker 


02 00 

Thomas Greene 

02 14 00 

Thomas Russell 


14 00 

John Read 

02 14 00 

Joseph Jeffords 


09 00 

Adam Gold 

02 14 00. 

Thomas Vely 


05 00 

Zacheus Perkins 

02 14 00 

Eleazer Linsey 


16 00 

William Pabody 

02 14 00 

Thomas Bell 

04 05 08 

Joseph Gardiner, Capt. 

05 03 00 

Sept 23 d 167 


James Fry 

02 14 00 

Mark Bacheler 


14 00 

Leonard Toser 

02 14 00 

Robert Cocks 


02 00 

April 24 th 167 


Moses Morgaine 


14 00 

Thomas Kenny 

02 14 00 

John Stacy 

02 14 00 

Credited wider Capt. 


June 24 th 1676 

Samuel Story 


05 08 

Francis Jefford 

02 14 00 

Peter Ashamaway 


05 08 

Samuel Phelpes 

02 14 00 

Jacob Knight 


10 00 

John Presson 

02 14 00 

William Wainwright 


16 06 

Joseph Abbott 

02 14 00 

Samuel Moulton 


04 00 

Samuel Pickworth 

00 11 06 

James Creeke 


04 00 

Abraham Snitchell 

01 01 00 

James Cox 


05 00 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 93. 


A list of y 6 names of Cap 

t. Gardiner's Souldiers for this p'sent 



Edward Counter 

Serjeant Jeremiah Xeall 

Lenard Tossier 

Serjeant William bassett 

William Hind 

Ser* Samuel bradeli 

Joseph Price 

Corp. Samuell Pikworth 

Th° Flint 

Charls Knight 

Pelter Prescote 

John boden 

Isack Read 

William holess 

Tho. Buffingtog 

Marck Stace 

John Stacey 

Samuell Gray 

Henery Rich 

Larance Magery 

Tho. Greene 

John Polott 

James Wall 

Philip butteler 

Joseph Holton jun* 

Beniamen Lemon 

Tho. Reny 


Soldiers in King Philip* s War 


Joseph Dees — wounded 
Abraham Switchell 
Samuell ffrail — not apearing 
ffrances Jeftbrd 
Clem. Rumeall 
Adam Gold 
Samuell Tarbox 

Petter Coll 
Henry Codner 
Auguster fferker 
David Shapligh 
Petter Cary 
Robertt Cooks 
Edward Severy 
Ephraim Jones 
Lenerd Belinger 
Philip Brock 

Thomas Weymouth ^ These men 
Thomas Weymouth > wanting of 
Thomas Russell ) their Comp'y 

William Peabody 
Zacheus Curtis 
Zacheus Perkins 
Robertt Andrews 
Isek burton 

Nathan Stevens 
James Fry 
Eben baker 
John Parker 
Joseph Abett 
John balard 
John Lovejoy 
Edward Whittington 
Samuell Philips 
John P r ston 

John Prince 
Andrew Serjaut 
Joseph Somes 
Vincesont Davis 
Moses duday 

Christopher Brown 
John Trask 
Thomas Blashfield 
Lott Cuuant 
Christopher Read 
William Iferyman 
Moses Morgine 
John Clark 
William Allen 
William bath 
Richard Hussband 


Nicholas Huchin 
John Linsey 
Robert driver 
Daniell Huchin 
John Davis 
Samuell Graves 
Andrew townsend 
Thomas baker 
Johnathan Looke 
Iseck Wei man 
Isaack Hartt 
John Farington 
Samul Rods 
Mark Bacheler 
Richard Hutten 
Thomas Kemball 
Philip Welsh 
John Hunkens 

A Lyst of Capt Joseph Gardiner Company y* were wounded and Slayne 
of his Company, some y e 16 Dec r & Other 10 dec 75 

Joseph Rice of Salem 

Samuel Pikeworth ot" Salem 
M r ke Batchiler of Wenham 

Capt Joseph Gardiner of Salem 
Abra. Switchell of Marblehead 
Joseph Soames of Cape Anne 
Robert Andrews of Topsfield 

wch. 3 were slayne .... 
abroad from y e Garrison 

4 men Slayne more 


Society for Propagating the Gospel. 


Charles Knight of Salem 
Nicholas Huchins of Lynn 
Thomas flint of Salem 
Jn° Harrington of Lynne 
Robert Cocks of Marblefaead 
Kben Baker of Andiver 
Edw d Mardin of Cape Ann 
Joseph Read of Beverly 
Joseph Abett of Andiver 
Joseph Holeton of Salem 

10 men wounded 


Communicated by G. D. Scull, Esq., of Oxford, Eng. 

THE following copy of Thomas Weld's account current is here present- 
ed, as being the one he sent in to the Society to have audited by their 
auditor Natha: Duncan. 

M r Weld is Debitor as appeareth by this Copie of his ace* 
asfoll th . 

A true ace 4 of what moneys were p d my self and ctn^ 6 Rec d and from 
whome, for New England towarde a Common Stock, the poore Children, 
the Colledge, th' advance of Learning, the Library, the poore of New- 
England and the Conversion of the Indians from the tyme of our first land- 
ing theere until this pr'sent 10 tfl of the 2 nd m° 1617. 

Ip ra I p'cured per th' help of my brother M r John weld and M r 

Reine 1 " of Lincolne .... 
Re d more of my brother John 
Rec d of M r Richard Herlackendon 
Gifts M r List n . . . . 
Lent good: Goue of the Publick Stock w eh 
Given in publick faith bills w ch wee sould 
Of a ladye iu Mark Lane 
M r Robert Houghton 
M r Butcher of Maidstone gave me 
Of M r Hibbens to cleere his ace' at his depart 
Of alderman Andrewes 
Capt n Jackson . . . . 

M r Dixon M cht in Lumber Street 
M r Hunt since dep'ted 
Alderman Ciiambr 3 
M r Richard Hill Merchant 
M r Stock in gratious Street . . . 
M r Starke in the same place . 
Mr George Fenly .... 

Mr. Willson £1. Mrs Staldain 1£) 
Mrs Peak 1£ MrsTer.... 1£> • 
Mr Joshua Ifoote .... 

hee p' 

ure hence 








ther e 3 




















Society for Propagating the Gospel. 


Mr Bimon on ffish Streete ltill ...... 5 

Capt e Playe r in the same Street 

Re d of M rs Gooding of Berholme in Essex given per her husband's 
will afte r many Journeys w ch I made about it and much diificul- 
tie else it had been lost ....... 50 

Docto r Hurdon ........ 5 

What I re d for the poore children's transportation £323 10 

What I Re d for the Poore 

Ip" Of M r George Walke r on acc° of the Receivours appointed 

by the Parliament 339 8 

M r Calamy an other Receivou 1 " ...... 338 6 

Of the oth r parish w ch were behind that brought it not in to 
them w th very much adoe at last and per the L d maior" assist- 
ance I gott it 103 12 8 

Sent us from a ladye 

Procured from Dedham in Essex 

ffrom Yarmouth in Norfolke . . . . . . 12 

From Sudbery iu Suffolke 8 

ffrom Wrentham ........ 2 

The Lady Armine towards transportation of Child 11 . . 30 

We got such of the poore childr.ens' parents & friends as^ 
were able to lay downe somethinge towards thei r trans- f 
portation w ch must be considered for them there in due [ 
tyme — viz J 

Mary Audley downe per her father . . 1 10 
John Littlefield by his master heere . . 2 10 
Judith Nichols by her father . . . 2 

John Stiles £2. John Copeland by his Brother £2 4 
Another whose name I know not . . 2 

A child that came from Mary Stanning . 10 

John Every 2 10 Edward Morgan 2 10 500 18 00 

What I re d for the Colledge and for the advance of learning £874 9 2 

Ip" The laydie Moulsham gave mee for a Scholarship 100£ 

the revenu of it to bee imployed that way fo r ever for w ch 

I entered covenant and am bound to have it performed 100 

M r Holbrook Schoolemaster gave me ..... 22 

M r Briddgs by his will 50 

Mr Greenehill 7 

M r George Glover to buy books 2 

Given per a godly freind of myne who will have his name 

. £231 

M r Bridge by will to bee disposed by M r Hooker M r Symes, M r 

Peeters and my selfe . . . . . . . 20 

My Cosen Hevward of Barholt in Essex . . . . 5 5 

M' Clarke (Mercer) . . . . . . ."'.'. 1 10 


Society for Propagating the Gospel. 

M r Richard Andrews fo r the poore in new England and 10£ 
so I acc° £5 for the poore ther c ...... 

What I Re d towards conversion of the Indians 

The Ladye Armine hath payd already fo r 3 yeeres, shee hath 

also p'mised fo r this last one in March 
w ch I charge my selfe w th & rely upon y e payment 

M r Cradock . . • . 

Of an other 



ffor a bill of so much pay d his sonne per y e Treasurer . 

Some Totall 






















£1625 2 

M r Weld is Creditor for the parcell's foil 8 
as appeereth more particularly per his acct. 

Ip' ffor pt e of the Goods sent ove r per Maior Seidgwick and 
sev'a 11 oth r p'ticulars of his acc° folio 4 

More fo r M r Hibbens 30 u M r Peete r 90 u M r Weld 100 11 

More in fol: of his acc° fo r sev'll p'ticula™ 

More Iayd out fo r the children's transportation 

More fo r th' advance of learning . ... 

More fo r Rocksbery Schoole .... 

More fo r Charitable uses ..... 

per an erro r on the disbursement fo r the children 

ffo r books & powder folio 7 

hV moneyes payd for M r Trade" bill of Exc° (fol 7) 

ffb r so much payed M r Sherley .... 

M r Weld affirmeth per his letters and part by Certificate fo r 
the most 43 — 15 8 of that w ch hee chargeth on himselfe & 
in that regard and other respects demands 30£ for the 
Issue of all his acc° more than Rec d — the Court alloweth 

Natha: Duncan, Aud r 


3 8 



15 5 


3 3 


17 6 












19 16 1 
£1625 02 6 

Accoumpt of the disposing of all the money 
was giveu to this Country fo r severall uses 
as foil' most collected by M r Weld. 

Ip™ 500£ from M r Andrews, 10£ given in Cowes to poore 
people according to order of y € dono r The 1553£ 4* 2 d w ch 
M r Weld giveth on his acc° Rec d from severall Benefactor* 

& c & c &c 
















182 Society Jor Propagating the Gospel, [April, 

ffor charges pay d in England by M r Weld on Several occa- 
sions gathered out of his acc° ..... 

more pav d and to pay to M r Pocock ..... 

more to the Colledge ....... 

more for Instruction of Indeans ..... 

more M r Weld pay* fo r powder ..... 

more 35£ Iayd out there vt ch came not & can not bee recov'red 

Maior Bourne is allowed 50£ for 30 passengers agreed w to 

him fo r and not put aboard . . . . . . 50 

more on Maid* Bournes & M r Downings acc c of the 701-14-3 
fo r losse y l some of the children runue away and other charge 
and losse 91 

Of the children some miscarried, others came ashoare & runne 
away, many pay d but halte passedg, some none, and the 
country at much charge for diet & curing divers of them 
who were lame and sick, at least lost this way 

Their was given more to M r Hibbens .... 

more given to M r John Winthrop for his paynes 

bo it appeereth that y e Country in Generall hath little bene- 
fitt bj r all these moneyes and lesse Considering how great 
trouble the Court hath had about it the ballance of this acc° 
beeincr but . . 200 4 




Somme is £1553 4 2 
Natha: Duncan Aud r 

[Compare this account of receipts and expenditures with that in Mr. Weld's 
" lnnoceney Cleared;" printed in the Register, xxxvi. pp. 62-70. In connection 
with these contributions of Mr. Scull, see others hy him in vol. xxxvi. pp. 291-9 and 
371-6 ; vol. xxxvii. pp. 392-6 ; vol, xxxviii. pp- 21-6: vol. xxxix. pp. 29-30. 

Mr. Scull gives in the Register, vol. xxxvi. pp. 157-61, a history of " The Cor- 
poration for Promoting and Propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ among the In- 
dians in New England," incorporated hy act of Parliament, July 27, 1649, of which 
Mr. Weld was a principal a^ent. The society was dissolved in 1661, alter the Res- 
toration, but was reorganized the next y;ar as " The Company for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in New England and the Parts Adjacent in America," and obtained 
a charter from Charles II., April 7, 1662. The annual income of the company's 
property was ordered to be applied for the " Propagation of the Goepell of Jesus 
Christ amongst the heathen natives in or near New England and the parts adjacent 
in America." It is still in existence, and its income is expended in missionary 
work among the Indians in British America. A history of the company by Wil- 
liam Marshall Venning, LL.D., was read before the " Royal Historical" Society " 
in London, June, 1884, and has recently been printed in the "Transactions" of 
that society, Second Series, vol. ii. pp. 293-301. 

There are two other societies, whose names being similar, arc liable to be con- 
founded with this. The first of these, whose location is London, is " The Society 
lor the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts," for which a charter was 
granted by William III., June 16, 1701. An " Historical Account " of this socie- 
ty by its secretary, David Humphreys, D.D., was published in London in 1730. 
Annual sermons have been preached before it. and have been printed, commencing 
in 1701. Appended to them are reports of its missionaries. These contain much 
valuable information relating to the local history of this country not elsewhere to 
be found. (Sie Historical Magazine, Boston, 1657, vol. i. pp. 3U9-10.) The third 
Jubilee of the foundation of this " Venerable Society " was celebrated at London, 
June 16, 1851. 

The other society with a similar name is located at Boston, "The Society for 
Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America." It was 
incorporated by the state of Massachusetts, November 19, 1797. The annual re- 

1885.] New England Gleanings, 183 

ports, sometimes appended to sermons preached before the society and sometimes 
printed .separately, give accounts of (he work done by its missionaries. A history 
of the society by its secretary, the Rev. Peter Thaeher, D.D., published in 179s, 
and another sketch is appended to a discourse delivered before the body. January 19, 
1804, by the Rev. John Lathrop, D.T)., pastor Of the Second Church. Bo-ton. Ihere 
is a third history of it, written in 1814 by the Rev. Abiel Holmes, \).\).. then the 
secretary, which is printed in the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Soci- 
ety, vol. xii. pp. 45-8. The corporation of Harvard College, having funds for In- 
dian purposes, united with the society for a time in supporting missionaries, hue 
this cooperation ceased in 1809. Dr. Holmes remarks that the origin of this society 
may be traced back to the year 1702, when a number of gentlemen formed an asso- 
ciation for similar purposes. They were incorporated March 6, 1762, by the Pro- 
vince of Massachusetts, as " The Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge 
among the Indians of North America. " (Act.* and Resolces of the Province of Mas- 
sachusetts, vol. iv. pp. 5*20-3.) The act of incorporation was negatived by the king 
in 1763. A considerable fund had been raised for the use of the society, which was 
returned to the donors. — Editor.] 


[Continued from page 28.] 

UNDER this head we shall publish such items as are furnished 
us containing references to the English residences of the settlers 
of New England. 



Salem Land Records, vol. v. p. 108.— 16 12 mo 1630. Testimony of 
Humphrey Woodbery of Beverly aged about 72 yrs. 

When I lived in Somersetshire in England I remember that my father, 
John Woodberye (since dee'd) did about oQ yrs agoe remove for New Eng- 
land. I travelled with him as far as Dorchester and understood that my 
father came to N. E. by order of a company called Dorchester Company ; 
he (father) went to Cape Ann. 

After 3 yrs. absence my father returned to England stayed J yr, then 
sent back by some who intended a plantation 3 leagues West of Cape Ann, 
brought me with him; we arrived at Salem in or about the month of June, 

The latter part of that summer John Endecot Esq. came over Governor. 

Land Records of W ether sjield, Conn., vol. iv. p. 26. — Mary Gilbert, wid- 
ow and exec* of Eleazer Gilbert of Parish 8* Mary Magdelen, Bermond- 
sey, co. Surrey, in old England, formerly of Wethersfield (Josiah was 
father of said Eleazer), through her attorney Capt. Andrew Belcher of 
Boston, who acted Dec 4 1704: through his attorney. John Hamlin of Mid- 
dletown. The latter made this deed 15 Mar 1708-9. 

[The Eleazer above mentioned was the son (Wrongly given by Savage as Ebene- 
zer), born Sept. 20, 1663, of Josiah Gilbert by his wife Elizabeth. It seems quite 
likely that the latter was the daughter Eliz. Gilbert, mentioned by her mother 
Katherine Belcher of Braintree (widow of Gregory) in her will made ijept. 3, Ib79, 
which would seem to show some connection between the Gilbert and Belcher fami- 
lies antecedent to the marriage (duly 1, 16T0) of Andrew Belcher of Cambridge and 
Sarah Gilbert, niece of Josiah Gilbert. — o. p. d.J 

Communicated by 0. P. Dexter, A.M., of New York city. 

184 New England Gleanings. [April, 


Cumberland County Court Files — 1770. Bowdoin v. Branch. — Jane 
McFadden, of Georgetown, aged about 82 years deposes 19 June 17GC, that 
she with her late husband Andrew McFadden lived iu the Town of Garvo 
in the County of Derry on the Ban Water in Ireland, at a place called 
Summersett. That about 46 years ago we removed from Ireland to Boston 
and from Boston we moved down to the Kennebec River and up Merry- 
meeting Bay to a place called Cathanee Point. 

Id. — Andrew McFadden, of Georgetown, aged 53 deposes 22 June 1768 
that he is the son of the above Andrew and Jane — and a comparison of 
the dates shows that he was born in Ireland. 

Id. — Daniel McFadden, of Georgetown, aged 46 deposes, same date, 
that he is a son of the above Andrew and Jane and was born on the Keu- 
nebec River. 

Id. — Other testimony in the above case shows that Andrew and Jane 
McFadden had a daughter born on the Kennebec, between the above two 
ions, whom they christened Summersett. 

Id. — John McPhetre, of Georgetown, aged above 60, deposes 22 June 
1768, that I well knew Summersett place on the Ban Water in Ireland, 
for I lived within about 5 miles of it. 

Id. — John White, of Boston, aged about 42, deposes 21 June 1768, 1 was 
born in the North part of Ireland near Coleraine, and lived in that neigh- 
borhood till I was about 24 years of age. 

Id. — Edward Taylor, of Boston, aged 38, deposes 21 June 1768. I was 
born near said Coleraine, and my father was a tenant to William Richard- 
son, Esq., at said Summersett, where I lived with him at different times 
about 7 years to 1760. 

Id. — David Dunning, of Brunswick, deposes 8 Oct. 1767, that on or 
about the year 1718 I came first to Boston and in the same vessel with 
Andrew McFadden and his wife (ttlio is now a widow) and that soon after 
we came to Boston we came down together in the same vessel to the East- 
ern Country, and I have lived in the Town of Brunswick ever since the 
year 1718. 

Cumberland County Court Files, 1770. Pemaqaid Patent. — Thomas 
Holden, of Bristol, aged 65, deposes 12 June 1770, that in the year 1737, 
I and one Murster Sullivan came from Ireland to Broad Bay, and I was 
then a servant to Boyce Cooper, and said Sullivan was then a servant to 
James Bailey living at Round Pond. 

York County Records, 10— 1 1th page. — The Will of John Gouch, now liv- 
ing in Wells, dated 7 May. 1667 — prob. 12 July — wife Ruth sole Exec'x 
and devise to her — to son John — to son James " a parcel of land I bought 
of W T illiam Hamonds namely an orchard garden & house being in a place 
called Slymbridge in ould England " — to my grandchildren Elizabeth Do- 
nell, Mary Weare, Hannah Weare, Phoeby VVeare & Elizabeth Austin & 
jrr. ch. John Gouch — U I do make Mr. William Symonds & my brother 
William Hamonds my supervisors of my will." 

[This seems one of the most valuable extracts I have found, as besides place of 
origin, it reveals so maDy relationships. — w. m. s. 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 185 

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, is about thirty miles north of Wells, Somersetshire. 
— Editor.] 

Com. by William M. Sargent, Esq., of Portland \ Me. 


Massachusetts Archives, xxxviii. B. 97, 142. — Testimony of Sam'l Mav- 
erick 1652, that when Mr Nicholas Shapleigfi of u piscattaway " arrived 
upon Mr Ni Terrice from England, there was a dispute between Mr Robert 
Knight, Mr Nicholas Shapleigh and John T re w orgy as attorney or agent of 
Mr Shapleigh who should be paymaster to Robert Knight &c. Nicholas 
Shapleigh deeds all his property, fisheries &c. in America for 1500£ to 
William Bartlett of great Saint Ellens, London, Esquire, in 1648. 
Com. by Henry E. Waite, Esq., of West Newton, Mass. 


•■•-■-..-: - Notes. 

Harvard. — A few weeks ago my friend, Rev. F. J. Paynton, of Kelston. Somer- 
set, England, wrote me that in searching the old registers at Bath, Somerset, when 
looking fur Haines, lie had come across the name of Harvard, and thought possibly 
that they might be the ancestors of John Harvard of Cambridge, Mass., and very 
kindly offered to send them if I thought they would be of any value. I replied that 
if he would send the items to me 1 would forward them to }*ou. I received a letter 
from him with the following extracts : 

" From St. Michael's Register, Bath (Extracted Oct. 1834). 
Burial 1615 Dec 22 : 
Frances Harvarde widowe was bur d . 
" 1603. Dorothie Harvard widduw was buried 16 Oct. 

1613 Nov 26 W m Harvard & Elizabeth Lacy were mar d . 
1615 July 21. John Harvard & Ann is Shepherd were married. 
1615, Oct. 23. John Harvard & Alice James were married. 
It is curious that the Cambridge and Charlestown names of 1631-7, Shepherd 
arid Harvard, should be found on the Bath register of 1615, and that in a marriage 
between John H. and Anne Shepherd. A. M. Haines. ° 

Galena, Hi. 

Rev. Mr. Woodbridge, Minister of Kittery, Me., in 16S2. — In Backus's His- 
tory of the Baptists (2d ed. vol. i. p. 402) Mr. Woodbridge is mentioned as the 
minister of Kittery in January, 1651-2. In the tract entitled i4 Lithobolia, or the 
iStone-throwing Devil," published at London in 1693, and reprinted in the Histori- 
cat Magazine lor November, 1861, pages 321 to 327, "Mr. Woodbridge, a minis- 
ter," is mentioned as a witness to the throwing of stones by invisible forces in the 
summer of 1682 at and near the house of George Walton on Great I-iand, now New- 
castle, N. H., near Kittery. Who was this Mr. Woodbridge? There were four 
clergymen by the name of Woodbridge at that date in New England, namely, the 
Rev. John Woodbridge of Newbury and Andover, and his three sons. John, Ben- 
jamin and Timothy. It could not have been either of the two sons first named, 
as they were then both settled elsewhere, John at Wethersfield, Ct., and Benjamin 
at Bristol in Plymouth Colony. John the father was dismissed from the Newbury 
church in 1670, and was afterwards a commissioner in that town. It is possible 
that he may have preached at Kittery in 168*2, though it is njt probable, [n 1653 
he was an assistant of the Massachusetts Colony, ana resided at NewViry. His s^n 
Timothy is more likely to be the person. He may have preached awhile at Kit fry 
before settling at Hartford in 1063. lie was graduated at Harvard College in 1675. 
VOL. XXXIX. 17* 

186 Notes and Queries, [April, 

In 1088 Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge, who had left Bristol in 16SG, was the minister 
at Kittery, and continued there and in Newcastle till 1694, and perhaps later. 

John Ward Dean. 

Notes From Judaii Alden's Papers: 

Nathaniel Little, Ensign, Reg't of Col. Bailey in 1780 and 1782. 

Joseph Loring was Capt. Lieut, or 1st Lieut, of Artillery — perhaps in Crane's 
Reg't — probably in Capt. Perkins's Company — Was a prisoner on Long Island some 
9 months — returned to Boston July, 1777, aud was married July following, in a new 
suit of Regimentals. ( Letter of Henry Loring of Boston to Major Judah Alden, 
concerning his father, 29 Nov. 1836.) 

Ebenezer Brown of Newton — wounded at Saratoga 19 Sep. 1777 "while in an 
engagement against Burgoyne's Army" — a Sergeant in the Company of Judah 

Lieut. Col. Com. Cobb, Capt. Bates, and II. Baylies, " the only surviving revo- 
lutionary officers entitled to half pay in this County " [the letter is dated -25 Sep. 
1826] except Capt n Daniel Dexter of Taunton, and Lieut. William Pratt of Free- 
town, both at the end of the war belonging to the Rhode Island regiment by [?] 

Olney, and both now Pensioners under the U. States Law providing for the indi- 
gent officers and Soldiers of the Revolutionary Army." 4k I do not know," con- 
tinues the writer, II. L'aylics, " nor had I ever heard of Capt. James Tisdale and 
Lieut. Jotham Ames, before the receipt of your letter. On inquiry I have been in- 
formed that the said Ames lived in Bridgewater, a few years ago, but whether alive 
now or not, my informant could not tell. Of Capt. Tisdale I hear nothing. If he 
lives in this county he must be very retired. 1 know Capt. William Gordon, whom 
Capt. Bates mentioned to you. I never heard that he was entitled to half pay. I 
thought he was employed in the Militia, or by the State." (Letter to Judah Alden, 
Esq., of Duxbury.) 

Israel W. Kelly writes from Salisbury, N. H., 30 May, 1838. to Judah Alden, Esq., 
of Duxbury, asking information concerning '* Brigade Major James McChane in 
General Patterson's Brigade in the War of the Revolution," and says : "1 have 
evidence of his being at Plympton on the 15th of Nov. 1777, at which date McChane 
addressed a letter to his wife at Exeter, N. II., saying that Gen. Patterson had 
about concluded to give him a furlough to come to Exeter and see her for a short 
time. Ilis widow says that he (McChane) did come home and stay a short time, 
that he returned again to tire army and remained in the service until" April or May 
of 1778, that he in April or May of 1778 left the service in the army and some time 
in May, 1778, sailed as first Lieut, in the Privateer General Arnold. (Letter to 
Judah Alden.) 

Ebenezer Storer was Paymaster and Clothier of the 2d Mass. Reg't commanded 
by Lt. Col. Com. Ebenezer Sprouts. 

Nathaniel Paine writes to Judah Alden of Duxbury, from Worcester, 8 Sep. 1826, 
that " the officers who sened in the War of the Revolution, and are now alive, in 
the County of Worcester, are John lioiden of Leicester Capt., Joseph Pierce of 
Athol Lieut., Samuel Frink of Rutland Lieut., Joel Pratt of Sterling Lieut." 

Isaac Delano enlisted in Duxborough on or about 15 Nov. 1781, in the U. S. 

Mr. Joshua Tolman served in Col. Bailies' Regiment. He (J. T.) was married 
29 Dec. 1776, to Elizabeth Sutton. 

Ezra Prior and Miss Jane Hunt, both of Duxbury, 17 Oct. 1800. 

Nath'l Weston and Miss Martha Delano of Duxbury, 7 March, 1S03. 

Charles Baker, Jr., of Marshlield, and Meriam Baker, of Duxbury, 18 Oct. 1797. 

VVeston Freeman and Misa Laura Sprague, both of Duxbury. 24 Jan. 1803. 

Daniel Brewster and Miss Polly Hall, both of Duxbury, 31 May, 1-07. 

Joshua W. Simmons and Miss Lucy Arnold, b^th of Duxbury, 15 Sep. 1321. 

Thomas Winsor and Miss Welthea Sprague, both of Duxbury. 8 March, 1602. 

John Owen of Portland and Miss Mercy Cushman of Duxbury, 19 Sep. 1800 or 

Wm. Redde and Miss Henrietta Delano, both of Duxbury, 18 Nov. 1812. 

The above are some notes that I took from various old letters and other papers, 
once owned by Judah Alden of Duxbury. I thought it well to send them to the 
Register. Roswell Randall Hoe. 

V. S. Flagship " Tennessee," Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 187 

Browx. — In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary it is stated that John Brown, Jr., 
married u daughter of William Buckland. Having recently made the discovery of 
her christian name, and believing that others may he interested, I send it lor the 
Register, as I think it lias not been previously published. 

On the probate records of Bristol Co., Mass.. is found a receipt from Lydia Brown, 
wife of John Brown, Jr., deceased, for money received of James Brown, being 
money left by her late husband. This receipt bears date June 26, [ 1 0] 63 . 

Surg. Gen. OJ/ice, Washington, D. C. Geo" W. Cease. 

Goit and Williams. — The following extract has been sent to the Register from 
Philadelphia : 

Att An Orphans Co rt held att Lewis for The County of Sussex the Sixth Day of 
Novemb r An° Dom: 1702 Before John Hill, James Walker and Philip Russell Esq 1 * 
Justices of the said Co: rt 

Came Mary Goit Spinsf and the Will of Peter Goit late of this County Merch* 
Deceesed bearing Date the Tenth Day of July 1695 being Read. The slid Mary 
pretends to bee the same p'son named in the Said Will and to be Mary A Daught r 
of Ruth Williams lately Liveing att Marvillhead in New England. 

And the Records of Co rt of Common Pleas Held for this County the 3 Day of De- 
cemb r 1700 being inspected, and other P'sons Examined conserning the said Marys 
being the Same P'son mentioned by the Name of Mary in the Aforesaid Will. It 
Plainly Appears to the Co rt here that the said Mary is the Same P'son mentioned 
by the name of Mary in the Said Will of the aforesaid Peter Goyte. 

Whereupon the Said Mary being under Age (to wit) of the Age of Twenty Years 
and Two Months or thereabouts Craves that her flViend 'William Bawler of Phila- 
delphia, Brewer, may bee by this Co rt Admitted As her next ffriend and Guardian 
during her minority. To Act and Doe for her in All things according to Law. 

Which by y e Co rt is Granted unto her and the Said William Bawler is Admitted 

Hon. William Adams Richardson, LL.D., of Washington, the honorary vice- 
president ot this society for tiie District of Columbia, has recently been :.pp >inted, 
ny President Arthur, Chief Justice of the United States Court of Claims, or which 
he has been a judue for ten years. His appointment was immediately and unani- 
mously confirmed by the Senate January 20, 1833. The rules were suspended that 
notice of his confirmation might be given to the president immediately, and he 
was sworn in the next day, January 21. The present is Judge Riehardson's fifth 
appointment as judge for life. Perhaps in states where the elections are for a 
short term, judges may have had fi\e or more commissions ; but five life commis- 
sions must be rare. His appointments as judge are as follows : 1. Judge of Pro- 
bate for the County of Middlesex, 1856 ; 2. Judge of Probate and Insolvency for 
the same county, 1858 ; 3. Judge of the Superior Court of Massachusetts (declined), 
I860 ; 4. Judge of the United States Court of Claims, 1874 ; 5. Chief Justice of the 

Pope. — Rev. Mr. Freeman, in his History of Cape Cod, says (vol. ii. p. 152. note), 
referring to the family of Seth 5 Pope, who settled in Sandwich in 1700-1 : 
" Among them were Seth, 4 Jr., born 1700-1, whose large family branched to 
Bridgewater, Halifax, Fairhaven, Enfield, Ct.. and other places." This is an error, 
and has obviously arisen from confounding Seth 4 of Sandwich with his cousin Seth 4 
of Dartmouth, whose descendants are found in the places named, except that En- 
field, Ct., should read Enfield. Mass. Seth 4 of Sandwich removed to Lebanon, Cc, 
in 1749. Some of his descendants are found in Berkshire Co., Mass., and at least 
two of his sons settled in Otsego Co., N. Y., about 1702. Frank. L. Pope. 

Elizabeth, N. J. 

Sherwood Queries : 

1. Was the 1st Thomas Sherwood from Warwickshire, and where was he from 
1634 to the settlement of Fairfield? 

2. Did his daughter Rose 2 marry Thomas Barlow, who died 1658 ? 

188 Notes and Queries. [April, 

3. I bare from some source : " Jane Sherwood was wife of one of the sons of 
Daniel Burr as early as 1665." Thomas S. had a daughter Jane. It is certain 
that Daniel Burr's daughter Jane married Samuel Sherwood March 8, 1722, but did 
a son of Daniel B. marry a Jine S. as early as 1605 ? 

4. A Margaret Sherwood married Elias Maverick of Charlestown. Dec. 8, 1669. 
The only Margaret of that date is Margaret, 2 daughter of Thoinas, 1 of whom 1 have 
found no trace at Fairfield. 

Ruth Sherwood married Joshua Holcomb of Simsbury, June 4, 16G3. The first 
Thomas had a daughter Ruth, 2 of whom I find no trace at F. 
Can any one help me to surely identify these two? 

5. Isaac 2 and Stephen 2 Shervvo >d (Thomas*) moved to Rye, X. Y., and had con- 
siderable property. I cannot find a will or a distribution of estates at Fair- 
field, Westchester Co., or New York. The result is that I am unable to place, with 
certainty, the fallowing, who speak of each other as brothers and sister, all at 
Greenwich or Rye: Nathaniel, 3 Stephen, 3 Ruth 3 and Jabus 3 (Jabez), the latter 
mentioning in his will " brother Stephen " and k * cousin Stephen." Daniel 3 also 
mentions his brother Stephen 3 in 1696. All these of the third generation, and pro- 
bably there was also an Isaac. Can any one throw any light upon the whereabouts 
of the missing wills, or tell me where the distribution of the estates may be re- 
corded ? 

6. The above Ruth 3 married a Merritt, as appears by the will of her brother Jabez 3 
in 1704. Probably this Merritt was of Rye. Can he be identified ? 

Box 55, Newark, 2V. J. W. L. Sherwood. 

Chaffee. — Can any of your readers inform me of the exact date Mathcw Chaffe 
of Boston, 1636, and Thomas Chaffe of llingham, 1637, came to America? Tradi- 
tion 6ays from 1630 to 1636. 

Of Mathew 1 find he bought in 1619 a large farm from Doctor John Clark of 
Newbury, Mass., and on the 10th of 6th month. 1635, Mathew with his wife Svrah, 
with their consent, received letters of dif>mission from the 1st church of Boston. 
Perhaps some one acquainted with the early history of Newbury could give me a 
clue as to the movements of Mathew between the years 1649 and 1655. or later. 
Tradition says one of the early settlers of the name went back to England. It is 
not known that Mathew had any issue. 

Of Thomas 1 am pleased to say that I have been able to connect him from 1637 to 
the present time, with most of those who bear the name to-day in the United States, 
but am unable to tell whether Mathew or Thomas were brothers, or related to each 
other at all. It is supposed they came from England. Any aid that can be render- 
ed me in this research, particularly as it refers to above question*, will be exceed- 
ingly appreciated by vours respectfully. W. ii. Chaffee. 

P. O. Box 3068, JSew York City. 

Potter. — Can any one give me information in regard to the following persona ? 

Samuel Potter of Concord, Mass., born 1705, married wife Elizabeth about 1726, 
who died 1790, aged 83. Would like to obtain her maiden name, with date of birth 
and marriage, also trace of their daughter Mary, born 1749. 

Sarah Potter, born 1702, who married Joseph Wheeler about 1723. Stephen 
Potter, born 1758 ; had land deeded to him by his father Ephraim in 1786, in cen- 
tre of town. 

Dorothy Potter, born 1650, is mentioned in her father Luke's will, dated 1695, 
as daughter Dorothy Brooks. Was she not the wife of Noah Brooks, of Lincoln, 
in place of Dorothy Wrights of Sudbury, as stated by Bond and others ? Grace 
Brooks, a sister of Noah, married Judah Potter, who was brother to Dorothy. 

Sarah Potter, born 1757, who married Samuel Lewis, 1781. 

Concord, Mass. Address J. H. Potter. 

Hitchcock. — Who was the father of Maj. Lyman Hitchcock who, Sept. 14, 1785, 
married Sophia Cabot, daughter of Roy. Mars ton Cabot of Thompson, Ct.. then 
cailel the North Society of Killingly, Ct. ? Maj. Lyman was town clerk of Cabot, 
Vt.. from 1788 to 1795. 

Who was the father of John Hitchcock who married about 1758 Abigail Chap- 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 189 

man, daughter of Benjamin Chapman of Saybrook, Ct.? They resided for a time 
in Bolton, Ct., and in 1735 removed to Pittsford, Vt. John was born about 1739. 
Amherst, Mass. Mrs. Prof. E. Hitchcock. 

Jones of the Priory, Reigate, Scrry, Eng. — Are any descendants of Richard Ire- 
land Jones and Alfred his brother still living in the United States? The latter was in 
Queenstown, Md., in 1826, and it is believed that the former married and left child- 
ren. The undersigned needs the information to complete a pedigree of the family. 

Albury, Ware, Herts, Eng. Key. W . J.'Webler Jones. 

Was "William Hooke Governor of the Province of Maine? — This question is 
propounded as the result of an examination of a paragraph in Felt's Ecclesiastical 
History of New England, vol. i. pp. 415-6, where he quotes, in part, a letter from 
Edward Godfrey to Governor John Winthrop, dated 1639, making such a statement 
as above. The full text of the letter is essential, and its present locality is asked 
for to determine the answer to my question. The letter is not in the published 
" Winthrop Papers," nor in the possession of that family, as I am informed. It 
is probable that some of the older antiquaries who knew Mr. Felt and his sources 
of supply may be able to tell me where that letter may be found. It is quite im- 
portant, as it adds a new name to the list of persons who served as governor of the 
Province of Maine prior to the establishment of the charter government. 

Marine Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Charles E. Banks, M.D. 

Hilt.s of Boston. Information Wanted. — Can any one give the ancestry of Wil- 
liam Hill of Boston, who graduated at Harvard and went to North Carolina, 1756? 
He is eaid to have been a son of John Hill, and is referred to in the Register, vol. 
xiii. p. 329. This William was an active patriot during the Revolution. 

Another William Hill of Boston became a prominent loyalist during the Revolu- 
tion, and went to New York, and from thence, at the close of the war, to the Brit- 
ish Provinces, where he held various positions of trust, and died 1802. Among his 
papers was found a carefully preserved copy of a coat of arms and crest : On a field 
gules two bars ermine ; in chief a lion passant per pale or and az. Crest — a boar's 
head and neck sable holding in mouth a broken spear. His descendants forwarded 
this to the College of Arms, London, and found that it belonged to the Hills of 
Hayles, co. Norfolk, from which it is inferred that this William Hill and the Boston 
branch of the Hill family to which he belonged were of that origin. The late Mr. 
Planche, of the College of Arms, furnished a copy of the pedigree of the Hills of 
Hayles, Norfolk, the last of whom is named in England, 1661, and it is supposed 
members came to this country. A copy of the pedigree is preserved in the library 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Descendants of the loyalist 
William Hill are numerous in the British Provinces, and they are anxious to trace 
his ancestry. 

A copy of records of baptisms in New Brick Church, Boston, is given in the 

S Register, vol. xviii. Among names are John Hill, baptized May 16, 1736 ; Wil- 

liam Hill. April 29, 1739; and Nathaniel, Oct. 16, 1743. Who were the parents 
of these three? Were they descendants of the noted Valentine Hill of Boston, 
1636? Was the William named the one who graduated at Harvard and went to 
North Carolina, 1756? This William (says Dr. John 11. Hill, of Goldsboro', N. C.) 
was born 15th April, 1737, 0. S. Dr. Hill has preserved the genealogy of descend- 
ants. The genealogy of descendants of the loyalist William Hill has been pre- 
served by Albert I. Hill, of Port Moody, BritishColumbia. 

Washington, D. C. Edwin Salter. 

Savory. — Richard Savory. Can any one give me a clue to the parentage or birth- 
place of Richard Savory, born probablv about the middle of the last century? He 
was the father of Richard, Charles, William, Robart and Thomas Collins Savory, 
Senr., and seems to have lived at one time at Farmington, New Hampshire. He 
removed to Portsmouth, N. H., and there in March, 179J, married tor a second 
wife Miss Abigail Hodgden, by whom, besides probably others, he had son Nathan- 
iel, vvho became deranged and was placed under the guardianship of Charles Den- 
net of Rochester, N. H., January 17, 1837. Richard and Robert, children by first 
wife, were an important firm of coopers fifty or sixty years ago at Salem, Mass. 

190 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Samuel Savon/, of Newbury, son of William 3 and Hannah, and srandson of 
Robert the ancestor of the Essex Branch, married Abigail Ordway and had daugh- 
ter Abigail, horn January 2d, 172-5, and Samuel, barn Nov. 20, 1727. Samuel the 
father died May 25th, 1729, and Nathaniel Ordway was appointed guardian to the 
two children. Can any one tell me what became of the younger Samuel, and where 
his posterity, if he had any, are to be found ? A. \V. Saver*. 

Digby, N. S. 

Genealogical Queries. — In the Register for October, ISS1. page 384, also July, 
1882, page 322, I had queries as to the parentage of George Langford and Abigail 
Elliot. While in Northampton last summer I was kindly allowed to see Sylvester 
Judd's Genealogical Notes, written in 1836, and find the following : 

** Northrop Langford and his wife Mary, and 7 children, there in 1765. 

He died, aged 55, Dee. 30, 1780, at Jonathan Janes, East Hampton. 

His wife married a Wells and removed to Guilford, Conn. His children were : 
I. Mary, married Lucius Knight in 1772. 2. Hannah, married Selah Clarke, Jr., of 
Southampton, 1773. 3. Rachel, horn about 1757, died Dec. 30, 1780. 4. Chloe, 
born about 1759. 5. Phebe, born about 1761. 6. George, born about 1763. 7. One, 
horn about 1765. 8. Jerusha, baptized June 12, 1768. 9. John, baptized Aug. 12, 
1770. Nine children, at least, all born in Northampton." 

Northampton Records say : " George Langford and Nabby Eliot married Oct. 
23, 1884." Can any one give me the maiden name of Mary, the wile of Nor- 
throp Langford, and her parents, place of birth, &c. 1 would like also any additional 
particulars regarding this family. 

" Nathaniel Elliot came from Woodstock. Conn., with his family, and is spoken 
of as in Northampton. He and his wife Abigail and children, Nathaniel, John, 
Francis, Abigail and Elizabeth. He went to Chesterfield, Mass., in 1763, and re- 
turned to Northampton in 1769. He died in 1777. His wife (Elizabeth, prob.) 
died Jan. 19, 1777. (Who was she, and when did Abigail die?) 

His children : '» 1. Nathaniel, in 1836, 86 years old, living in Providence, and 
the father of three sons, Nathaniel. Francis and John. Sea captains. 2. John, mar- 
ried Rebecca Gardiner May 5, 17S5. 3. Francis, 78 years in 1836. 4. Abigail, 
married George Langford. 5. Elizabeth, married Seth Hulbert and went west ; 
married second, Dea. Cook of Connecticut, and died in Ohio in 1837." 

I would particularly like the parentage of Nathaniel and Abigail, and the de- 
scendants of Nathaniel, 2nd, and John ; and, in short, any thing in regard to this 
family. Mrs. Chas. L. Alden. 

Troy, N. Y. 

Shepard. — Wanted the connection between Rev. Thomas Shepard, pastor, of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and Isaac Shepard of PlainMeld, Ct., whose son Isaac S.. Jr., mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of Samuel Prentice, Senr., of Newton, Mass., and Sroning- 
ton, Ct. John Shepard. son of Isaac S. Senr., married Hannah Gore and Deborah 
Hawkins. Dorothy (Prentice) Shepard was a g. g mother of Miss Kate Shepard 
of Oakland, Cal., to whom address, or to C. J. F. Binney, Rox. Dist., Boston. 

Smith. — Who was James Smith of Walpole(?), whose daughter Hannah, born 
July 16, 1737, married Charles 3 Dupee of Wrentham, Mass., in 1753? Her grand- 
father was Carroll. Please address Rev. C. M. Blake, No. 1128 21tt Street, 

San Francisco, Cal. 

Potter. — The subscriber would like the descendants of any of the following fam- 
ilies — Potter, Barrett. Jones: Levi Potter Parks of Concord, Mass., and Charles 
Weston of Lincoln, who married Rebecca Potter of Concord, to send him the record 
of their families with pedigrees back as far as possible. J. H. Potter. 

Concord, Mass. 

Seal of the Province of Maine, 1640. — [ should like to be informed whether 
any person has in his possession, or knows of the existence of, any impression of the 
seal of the Province of Maine. That such an official stamp was once in existence 
is sufficiently established by the following evidence : 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 191 

(1) In the commission granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 10 March, 1639-40, to 
his cousin Thomas Gorges to be Deputy Governor of the Province of Maine with 
councillors, it is provided that Thomas Gorges shall be " Secretary of the said Coun- 
cil, and has delivered to him a seal for the sealing of all processes and warrants and 
which may issue from the said Council without which seal none are to be valid." 
[Folsom. Early Documents. 30.] 

(2) When Thomas Gorges left the Province late in 1013, he made Roger Garde 
the Recorder his steward (see ante, xxxv. 314), and thus slighted Richard Vines 
the old steward of his patron Sir Ferdinando. Vines thus .writes to Winthrop, 1 
Dec. 1013 : " I may iustly complayne of some wrong don me by Mr Gorge*, who 
left the Provinciall Seale with Mr. Gard, our Recorder, 1 being for the present both 
Chancellonr and Steward Generall : that is the cause that busincs pass without my 
knowledge."— 4 Mass. Hist. Coll., vii. 344. 

From these statements it seems certain that the seal was used for more than three 
years during the administration of Thomas Gorges, 1610—43, and it would be quite 
probable that some impression of it has survived. Chas. E. Banks. 

Rey. Daniel Maud, early master of the Boston Latin School, was minister at 
Dover, N. H., from 1043 until his death in 1655. In his will, dated 7 Jan. 1654-5, 
he leaves a book to "my sister Cotton," and "another book I borrowed of my 
brother Cotton which is to come to his son Seaborn." The mutilated will also says, 

'* Elizabeth Cotton, some other to Joseph [or John ?] and one to Sa " Do 

these allusions imply a family connection? If so, what was it? a. h. q. 

Parker. — I wish to obtain information of the antecedents of Elisha Parker of 
Barnstable, Mass., who married July 15, 1657, Elizabeth Hinckley, sister of Gov. 
Thomas Hinckley. He removed to New Jersey. Gov. Joel Parker and other 
distinguished men are descended from him. I have a large amount of matter, his- 
torical and genealogical, relating to his descendants. Edwin Salter. 

Washington, D. C. 

Cudworth. — Who were the parents of Martha Cudworth, who, in 1754, married 
Jonathan Burr of Bridgewater? Any other information relative to her ancestry 
will be thankfully received. Chauncet Rea Burr. 

633 Congress St., Portland, Me. 

Coburn. — Who were the parents of Wil.iam Coburn, whose second wife was the 

widow Jones (maiden name Doyne). He moved with his family from Dracut, 

Mass., to Maine in 1 783-4. . a. c. p. 

Pratt and Harrington. — Can any one give me the names of the parents of Na- 
thaniel Pratt, who married Mary Harrington of Worcester, Mass. ? If I am right- 
ly informed he had a sister Asenath Pratt, who lived and died in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
Nathaniel and Mary Pratt had a son named William Henry Harrison Pratt, born 
in Portland. Me., IS 12. 

I should like also the names of the parents of Joshua Harrington, born in Wor- 
cester, died in Pelham, Mass., at the house of his son-in-law, Chapin. He 

married Sarah, daughter of Dea. David Bigelow of Worcester. 

4020 Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, 111. F. M. Steele. 


"Wheeler. — Can any one give me any information of Thomas Wheeler of Con- 
cord, who emigrated from thence to Fairfield, Ct., with his family in 1644? When 
did he arrive in the country? Frank L. Pope. 

Elizabeth, N. J. 

Ely.— Has any one an autograph of Nathaniel Ely, who died in Springfield, 
Mass., 1075? Maria M. Whitney. 

Moseley Homestead, Westfield, Mass. 

192 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Ladd. — I find on the record of Deeds of York Co., Me., that Eliphal Stratton of 
Boston conveyed to her daughters Anne Atkins and Bridget Ladd, both of Boston, 
widows, and Catherine Liron, ivife of Lewis Liron of Milford, renl estate in the 
county of York, Me. Deeds dated August 11, 1718. Bridget Ladd was the widow 
of Robert Ladd, who was taxed in Boston in 1689. Can any of your readers tell 
mc who was the father of this Robert Ladd, or where he lived before he came to 
Boston? Warren Ladd. 

New Bedford. 

First Colored Office Holder in N. H.— Among the private papers of the late 
Dr. John Farmer, of New Hampshire, is found the following: 

" Wentworth Cheswell, Esq. (a colored man), died at New Market in 1817, aged 
71. He was a man of considerable information, and furnished Dr. Belknap with 
information for his ' History of New Hampshire.' He was appointed Coroner Nov. 
3, 1785." 

The "New Hampshire Annual Register" for 1789 gives his name as Coroner of 
New Market, N. H. There is a tradition that he was once a slave of one of the Gov- 
ernors Wentworth. Was he not the first colored man to hold office in New Hamp- 
shire? John Wentworth. 

Chicago , 111. 


Gregory Wolterton (ante, xxxviii. 315). — In reply to the query about Grigory 
Woltcrton, I have, since furnishing the Rev. Mr. Hall with the items therein 
referred to, obtained a few additional points from various sources. 

1. A Goodwin(?) Winterton was one of the jury that in 16G2 tried Nathaniel 
Greensmith and wife for witchcraft. 

2. Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Shepard of Cambridge, Mass., probably mar- 
ried first, Thwaitc Strickland, and second, Nicholas Disboro', and that this accounts 
for a gilt of land, recorded at Hartford, from Gregory Wolterton to Elizabeth Dis- 
boro' lor her use during her lifetime, then to go to her sons John, Joseph, Jona- 
than and Ephraim Strickland, — also for certain transactions between G. W. and 
John Andrews of Farmington, whose wife not named in the "Andrews Memori- 
al " was undoubtedly Elizabeth, daughter of Thwaite Strickland, and the '* Eliza- 
beth wife of John Andrews Jun." mentioned in Gregory Wolterton's will. 

3. The name is certainly Wolterton, and dates back to the 12th century, and is 
appropriated by the family from the name of a town of Woltcrton or Wulterton, in 
Norfolk, England. The family arms are : quarterly or and az. a bend gu. as 
shown at St. Peter's Church, Swaiusthorp. 

4. The name Brockway does not appear on London records, as yet discovered, but 
Bridges, Wolterton, Waller, &c, are common names. 

5. Gregory Wolterton married first, Susannah ; second. Benet (Benedicta) , wid- 
ow of Thomas Stanley ; third, Jane, widow of Nathaniel Ward, and previously 
wife of John Hopkins. The last two marriages account for his mentioning the 
Stanleys, Porters, Moores, Hopkinses and Stockings, but not for mention of the 
children of Thoina3 Lord, Jr. Can any one tell who Mary, the wife of Thomas 
Lord, Jr.. was? £. N. Shefpard. 

Jersey Cily, N. J. 

Tub Wing Family. — Since printing my note on the Wing family in the Register 
for October, 1884, I have stumbled on the following item in Mass. Hist. Society's 
Proceedings, vol. 20, p. 230. Mr. Winsor describes a volume of old tracts, now 
deposited in the Adams Library at Quincy, which book had been owned and anno- 
tated by Rev. Thomas Prince. One of these pamphlets is entitled *' The S;unt's 

Advantage a Sermen preached at the Hage the 18 of May. By John Wing, 

an unworthy minister of the Gospel and Pastour to the English Church at Flushing 
in Zealand London 1G24." 

To this Prince adds a note : " This Wing was Pastor of the English Puritan Chh. 
at Middieborough in Zeeland, whose widow bro't her children to Sandwich in New 
England, W h alterwards turned Quakers, and from which the Wings at Sandwich, 
Wareham, Rochester and Dartmouth arc derived." 

Allibone mentions three other works by this author, dated respectively in 1620, 
1621 and 1622, but not this tract. 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 193 

The above note by Prince seems to add another generation to the Wins family, 
showing that John of Sandwich, the emigrant, was the son of Rev. John Wing of 
Flushing in Zealand. 

The emigrant is said to have married the daughter of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and 
the latter is said to have lived in Holland before coming here. 1 have not found 
any precise authority for the statement of this marriage. Can any one help me to 
it? William II. Wuitmore. 

Boston, Mass. 

Foster (ante, p. 82). — Mr. Clarke, in Genealogical Queries of the last number, 
asks who were the parents of Susannah Forster who married Micajah Dudley. The 
town records give the birth of Suze, daughter of Timothy and Sybulah Foster, born 
April 18, 1751". Timothy 2 Foster (Capt. John 1 ) born in Attleboro', May 14, 1720 ; 
married June 23, 1745, Sybulah, daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel (Fuller) Free- 
man. They had ten children born in A. from 1746 to 1763. 

Providence, R. 1. David Jillson. 

Children Named for "Washington (Reg. xxviii.85 ; xxxviii. 314; xxxix. 82). — 
The following entry in the baptismal record of Brattle Street Church gives another 
case, not remarkable for its early date, but of interest otherwise : 

" 1780, Oct. 25. George Washington, son of Abraham and Rachel Perrin. 
N. B. The General was present." 

This was the same day on which Governor Hancock decided to waive the states- 
right doctrine of official etiquette and call on the President first at Joseph Inger- 
eoll's lodging-house on the corner of Tremont and Court Streets, the brick building 
removed last year. C. C. Carpenter. 

Mt. Vernon, A 7 . H. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Westcustago Chronicle. — The publication of " Old Times " ceases with the 
October number, Vol. VIII. No. 4. It will be followed at once by a companion vol- 
ume which will be known as the " Westcustago Chronicle/' to be devoted to the 
same objects as " Old Times." Copies of the new magazine may be had on appli- 
cation to Mrs. S. L. Lawrence, Yarmouthville, Cumberland County, Maine, price 
thirty cents. We shall defer an extended review of " Old Times " until the next 
issue of the Register. 

Local EIistories in Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
any of these cities, towns, counties, etc., are advised to send them at once to the 
persons engaged in writing the several histories. 

Washington, N. H. — A committee consisting of George N. Gage, Frank P. New- 
man, Hiram I. Hoyt, Shubael W. Hurd and Freeman B. Lincoln, to prepare a his- 
tory of the town, has been appointed, and they announce that the work will be 
completed during the present year. Chapters have been written on the early set- 
tlement of the town, its industrial, educational, political, ecclesiastical and profes- 
sional history, and genealogical sketches of prominent families. The volume will 
be illustrated by portraits and views. Subscriptions may be sent to any of the com- 
mittee. Price $3 in cloth, and $3.50 in half sheep. Postage 25 cts. additional. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to fur- 
nish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and other 
information which they think will be useful. We would suggest that all facts of 
interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially service 
under the U. S. government, the holding of other offices, graduation from college 
or professional school?, occupation, with places and dates of birth, marriages, resi- 
dence and death. When there are more than one christian name they should all 
be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full names are 


194 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Crosby. By Howard Crosby, 200 Chatham Street, New York, N. Y.— Mr. Cros- 
by is compiling a genealogy ot his brunch of the Crosby family descended from Si- 
mon Crosby, an early settler of Cambridge, Mass., through his eldest son Rev. Tho- 
mas Crosby (11. C. 1053), who preached at Easthain, Mass., though not ordained, 

Hcald. By Pusey Heald, M.D., of W ilmington, Del.— This book will be devoted 
to the descendants of William and Jane Hcald of Cheshire, England, through his 
son Samuel, who with his wife Mary (Bancroft) Ilea Id emigrated to Pennsylvania 
in 1703. No connection has been traced between this family and the Concord, 
Mass., family of the name. 

Morris. Bv J. F. Morris, Hartford, Ct.— The work will be devoted to the de- 
scendants of Edward Morris of Roxbury, Mass., and Woodstock, Ct. 

Newton of Kmyston upon Hull, England. — John (with sons John. Joseph and 
Benjamin) and Thomas Newton, " sons of Thomas Newton of Kingston upon Hull, 
England." came to Virginia in 1662— the former settling in Stafford and the latter 
in Norfolk county, near the site of the present city of Norfolk. The records of 
Accomac county show that "Thomas Newton aged 36," testified, May 23d, 1062, 
a6 to a deed of bargain and sale from Joseph Newton to Henry Pieott, and that Jo- 
seph Newton united in a deed in Accomac county Nov. 16. 1670. The Virginia 
Land Records show grants to John Newton in Nansemond county October '23, 
1673, and to George Newton (presumably a son of Thomas above) in Lower Norfolk 
county, April 20th, 1684. Letters testamentary were granted to Frances, widow 
of George Newton, Jan. 15, 1095. They had issue (with others) : George, will 
proved July, 1762 ; member of House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1723-6 ; alderman 
in charter of Borough of Norfolk, 1736, and its first mayor ; married Aphia, daugh- 
ter of Col. James Wilson. Issue (with others) : Thomas, born March 14, 1713; 
died Sept 15, 1794 ; married Amy, daughter of Col. John Hutchins. Thomas, their 
only surviving child, born March 15th, 1742; member of Virginia Convention of 
1776; member ot Congress, etc. ; married Marti a, daughter of Col. Robert Tucker. 
Information of the ancestry of John and Thomas Newton, above, in England, is 

Mr. Virginias Newton, Richmond, Va., is preparing a genealogy of the Newton 
family in America. Communications towards his object will be gratefully appre- 
ciated, and may be addressed to him or to R. A. Brock:, 

Cor. Sec. Va. Hist. Society, Richmond, Va. 

Pearce. By Fred. L. Pearce, 219 East Monroe Street, Springfield, 111. 

Shedd. By Frank E. Shedd, East JaftYey, N. II. — Mr. "Shedd is engaged in col- 
lecting material relating to all branches of the Shedd family with purpose of pub- 
lishing a genealogy as soon as it is completed. He has also records relative to Cum- 
niings and Verder families. He solicits correspondence. 

Smith. By H. Allen Smith, 13 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.— Mr. Smith has 
been engaged for several years in compiling a genealogical record of the descendants 
of the Rev. Nehemiah Smith, as well as those of his brother John and nephew Ed- 
ward, all early settlers of New London county, Ct. He intends publishing the work 
when finished. 

Sterry.— Correspondence is desired with those of the name of Sterry. Any one 
who will furnish the address of persons by this name will confer a favor by com- 
municating with J. S Sterry/. 63 Washington Ave., Chelsea, Mass. 
i Stiles. By Henry R. Stiles. M.D., 109 Fulton Street, New York city.— Dr. 
Stiles \s History and Genealogy of the Stiles Family, now in preparation, will con- 
tain the history of the Massachusetts, Connecticut, Bermuda, Pennsylvania and 
Georgia families. The volume will be a large octavo of not less than 300 pages, 
illustrated with portraits, coats of arms and views. The edition will be closely lim- 
ited to the number of subscriptions received, and the price (which as near as can 
now be estimated, will be within §5) will be raised within one year after subscri- 
bers are served. 

Dr. Stiles published in 1859, a quarter of a. century ago, a Genealogy of the Con- 
necticut Stiles. 100 copies, reprinted from the History of Ancient Windsor, and in 1863 
a Genealogy of the Massachusetts Stiles Family, 100 copies. The history and both of 
the genealogies are out of print. Much fresh material has been collected, and the 
author has decided to bring out a new work, revised and brought down to the pre- 
sent time. Members of the several families are invited to send t > him immediately 
whatever information they have or may be able to obtain concerning themselves ur 
kindred. Circulars giving further information will be sent to applicants. 

Wade. By F. L. Dunbar, Union, Union county, New Jersey. 

1885.] Societies and t?ieir Proceedings. 195 

Weeks. By Robert D. Weeks, Grovestend, N. Jersey. — The " Genealogy of the 
Family of George Weekes of Dorchester," is nearly ready for the press. Price ,s3 
to $5, according to style of binding. Further information is requested, and sub- 
scriptions solicited, by the author. 

Information is also desired in regard to the family of Thomas Weekes (Wickes) 
of Huntington, L. 1. 


New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1884. — The first meeting after the summer 
recess was held at three o'clock this afternoon, at the Society's House, 13 Somerset 
Street, the president, the Hon. .Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., in the chair. 

The president announced the deaths of William A. Whitehead, A.M., honorary 
vice-president of this society for New Jersey, and the Hon. Stephen Salisbury, 
LL.D., president of the American Antiquarian 'Society. Hon. Nathaniel F. Saf- 
ford and the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., were appointed a committee to prep-ire 
resolutions. President Wilder also announced that, being unable to attend the 
quarter millenary celebration at Ipswich on the 16th of the preceding month, he 
had appointed delegates for that purpose, and that Hon. Nathaniel F. Saffbrd, Col. 
Albert H. Hoyt, Rev. Henry A. Hazen and John Ward Dean had represented the 
society on that occasion. He called upon the chairman, Mr. Saflbrd, for a report, 
who gave an interesting account of the celebration. 

Rev. William Barrows, D.D., of Reading, read a paper on " The Great Ameri- 
can Desert, Historically Considered.'* Full abstracts of this paper and Mr. Saffurd's 
report on the Ipswich celebration, will be found in the Boston Kceniny Transcript, 
Sept. 5, 1884. 

Remarks on the subject of the paper were made by the Rev. Cushing Eells. D.D., 
of Washington Territory, and Rev. Horatio O. Ladd, of&anta Fe\ New .Mexico. 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported 168 volumes and 290 pamphlets as do- 
nations since the last meeting. 

Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., the historiographer, reported memorial sketches 
of twelve deceased members, namely: William Duane of Philadelphia, William 
Dudley of Madison, Wis., Bvt. Maj. Gen. Henry VV. Benham, U.S.A., James S. 
Amory of Boston, Hon. George Stevens of Lowell, Robert Hooper of Boston, Hon. 
John Wood of Quincy, 111., John Rogers of Boston, William A. Whitehead of New- 
ark, N. J., Rev. John Lee Watson, D.D., of Orange, N. J., George Wadleigh of 
Dover, N. H., Hon. Stephen Salisbury, LL.D., of Worcester, and George Mount- 
fort of Boston. 

Hon. N. F. SafTbrd, Col. A. H. Hoyt, John T. Hassan*, Cyrus Woodman. W. B. 
Trask, Rev. II. A. Hazen and Rev. Dr. 1. N. Tarbox, were chosen a committee to 
nominate officers for the ensuing year. 

October 1. — A quarterly meeting was held this afternoon, the president in the 

Mr. Safford, chairman of the committee for preparing resolutions on the death of 
Messrs. Whitehead and Salisbury, reported resolutions which were adopted. 

Rev. Edmund F. Shifter, the corresponding secretary, announced suine of the 
more important donations. 

Hon. Horatio Kinir. of Washinzton, D. C, read a paper on " The Battle of Bla- 
densburg and the Burning of Washington," an abstract of which is printed in the 
Transcript, Oct. 4, 1881. Remarks were made by several members. 

The president stated that the Rev. Samuel F. Smith, D.D., author of the patri- 
otic hymn " America," was present, and called upon him to address the meeting. 
Dr. Smith praised the work of the society in collecting materials for local and na- 
tional history. 

Rev. Mr. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, reported letters accepting the mem- 
bership to which they had been elected from Rt. Rev. Charles F. Robertson, D.D., 
LL.D., of St. Loujs, Mo., and Chief Justice John Campbell Allen, of Frederick ton, 
N. B., as corresponding, and Frank F. Starr, of Middlctown, Cc, and Col. L. East- 
man, of Hampstcad, N. H., as resident members. 

196 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 

The librarian reported 184 volumes and 49 pamphlets as donations in September. 

The historiographer reported a memorial sketch oi' lion. Francis B. Hayes of Lex- 
ington, a deceased member. 

John Ward Dean, Rev. Lucius R. Pai^e, D.D., Rev. Edmund F. Slaftcr, Jere- 
miah Colburn, William B. Trask, Henry H. Edes, Francis E. Blake and Henry E. 
Waite were chosen the publishing committee for 1884-5. 

November 5. — A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, the president in the 

D. G. Haskins, Jr., the recording secretary, announced important donations. 

Hon. Joseph B. Walker of Concord, N. If., vice-pre<ident of the society for New 
Hampshire, read a paper on " Major Robert Rogers, the Ringer. " An abstract is 
printed in the Transcript, Nov. 6, 1884. Remarks were made by the president, by 
Mr. Safford, who read extracts relating to Major Rogers from original diaries by 
two soldiers in the French and Indian war ; and by other members. 

George H. Allan stated that he had received a letter from Hon. J. W. Lawrence, 
president of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, stating that most of the trees sent 
last year to that society by us and planted by them on '* Arbor Day," Oct. 4, 1883 
(Reg. xxxviii. 348), were in a flourishing condition. 

The librarian reported the monthly donations as 22 volumes and 31 pamphlets. 

The historiographer reported a memorial sketch of Luther Clark, M.D., a de- 
ceased member. 

December 3. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in the 

The corresponding secretary announced important donations. 

Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., read a paper entitled " Some Things Connected 
with the Early History of Harvard College. : ' 

The corresponding secretary reported letters accepting membership from Francis 
F. Forsyth of Weymouth, George C. Codman of Deering, Me., Thomas Weston, 
Jr., of Newton, Thomas J. Lothrop of Taunton, Rowland Ellis of Newton, William 
H. Rollins of Portsmouth, N. H., Sidney II. Buttrick of Melrose, and George P. 
Barrett of Portland, Me., as resident members, and Charles S. Fellows of Chicago, 
111., as a corresponding member. 

The librarian reported 118 volumes and 91 pamphlets as the monthly donations. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of Rev. Thomas W. Davids of 
London, England, Ellis Ames of Canton, and Charles C. P. Waterman of Sand- 
wich, deceased members of the society. 

Maine Historical Society. 

Portland, Feb. 27, 1385. — A special meeting was held this day for the purpose of 
unveiling the replication of the Bust of Longfellow in Westminster Abbey, executed 
by Thomas Brock, A.R.A., which the committee who placed the bust there have 
sent to the Maine Historical Society. In the absence of President Bradbury, James 
P. Baxter presided. After making a brief address and reading the letter of the 
English committee, of which the Prince of Wales is chairman, Mr. Baxter drew 
the drapery from the bust, disclosing the familiar face of the poet. Letters from 
Hon. James W. Bradbury, LL.D., of Augusta, president of the society, Hon. 
George Bancroft, John G. Whittier, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and others, and 
poems by Mrs. Frances L. Mace of Bangor, Rev. C. D. Bradlee of Bjston, Mass., 
and Caroline Dana Howe of Portland, were then read. The exercises closed with 
addresses by Capt. Nathan Appleton of Boston, Hon. Joseph W. Symonds, Prof. 
Chapman, Hon. George F. Talbot and Hon. Charles F. Libbey, president of the 
Longfellow Statue Association. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1884. — A quarterly meeting was held in the Socie- 
ty's Cabinet in Waterman Street, at 8 o'clock, this evening, the president, William 
Gammell, LL.D., in the chair. 

Hon. Amos Perry, the librarian, reported that during the last quarter there had 
been added to the library 93 volumes, 738 pamphlets and a number of miscellaneous 

A letter from Charles H. Dennison, dated New York, Sept. 12, 1884, was read. 

1885.] Societies and their Proceedings. 197 

It unred upon the society the importance of preserving duplicate copies of town 
records. After remarks hy several members, it was voted that the secretary be 
directed to bring this subject to the attention of the governor or the legislature. 

Hon. Amos Perry read a paper on 4t New England Almanacs," touching first 
upon their early use, then upon almanacs published in New England outside of 
Rhode Island. 

Decoriber 16. — A meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the chair. 

"Roger "Williams and the first Rhode Island Charter" was the subject of three 
papers by Uon. John II. Stiness and Gen. Horatio Rogers, and a poem by Rev. 
Frederick Dennison, read at this meeting. In introducing them President Gam- 
mage referred to a mural picture at the Court House, and said that it had been 
thought best to call the attention of the society by the exercises this evening to the 
event there represented. 

December 30. — A meeting was held this evenins. 

Dr. Charles II. FisheT read a paper upon " Coins and Medals," in which he 
showed their use in preserving and handing down historical information. 

Mr. Charles Gordon, late president of the Rhode Island Numismatic Association, 
followed with a paper on " United States Colonial Coins and Coinage." 

Mr. Perry and the president spoke of the importance of numismatics as a depart- 
ment of history, and it was voted that a standing committee should have charge of 
the society's specimens of historic coins. 

New Haven Colony Historical Society. 

Neio Haven, Ct., Monday, Jan. 19, 188-5. — A meeting was held this evening. 

Prof. Franklin B. Dexter, of Yale College, read a paper on " Ezra Stiles and his 
Diary," in which he introduced quaint and curious extracts from the record of 
President Stiles 's expsrience as a minister at Newport, R. I., more than a ceutury 

Previous to the reading of the paper, Henry F. Waters, A.B., who is now in 
London making historical and genealogical researches for the New Englaud Histo- 
ric Genealogical Society, was unanimously elected an honorary member. 

A petition to congress that the tariff be abolished on all articles of antiquity im- 
ported for historical societies, was signed by the numbers. 

New Jersey Historical Society. 

Trenton, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1885. — The midwinter meeting was held fchis day 
in the Supreme Court room in the State House, the president, Dr. S. M. Haaiill, in 
the chair. 

President Hamill made some remarks upon the history of the organization of the 

Reports were presented by the secretary, the treasurer, the librarian and the 
standing committees. The executive committee alluded in a feeling manner to the 
death of William A. Whitehead, who was the society's corresponding secretary 
from its formation to Mr. Whitehead's death, and stated that a suitable memoir of 
him will be read by Rev. Dr. S. I. Prime, of New York, at the next meeting. 

Ex-Speaker Nathaniel Niles. chairman of the committee on Colonial Documents, 
reported that the eighth volume of the New Jersey Archives would be finished 
in a few days. 

About ninety members were elected, the largest accession which the society has 
had at one time. 

The president appointed the following standing committees : 

Finance. — Joseph N. Tuttle, L. Spencer Goble, Charles E. Young, Elias N. Mil- 
ler. James D. Orton. 

■^Publications. -S. H. Pennington, M.D., John Hall, D.D., Joseph N. Tuttle, 
George A. Halsey, William Nelson. 

Literary. — Stephen Wickes, M.D., Robert F. Ballentine, Frederick W. Ricord, 
Aaron Lloyd, George A. Halsey. 

Statistics. — F. \Y alcott Jackson. Arthur Ward, M.D., William Nelson, William 
S. Stryker, John II. Stewart. 

^]S r o mutations.— William Nelson, Rev. Robert B. Campfield, Garrett D. W. 
Vroom . 

Genealogy— John Clement, William S. Stryker, Edwin Salter, Rev. George S. 
Mott, D.D., Edmund D. Halsey, Elias N. Miller, Charles H. Winfield. 
VOL. XXXIX. 18* 

198 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

Special Committees.— Colonial Documents— Nathaniel Niles, Joel Parker, Wil- 
liam Nelson, G. D. W. Vroom. Revolutionary Documents— R. Wayne Parker, 
John T. Nixon, Nathaniel Niles. 

The following officers were elected : 

President.— Samuel M. Uamill, D.D., Lawrenceville. 

Vice-Presidents— John T. Nixon, LL.D., Trenton ; John Clement, HaddonCeld ; 
Samuel fl. Pennington, M.D., Newark. 

Corresponding Secretary.— \S WW&m Nelson, Paterson. 

Treasurer and Librarian.— Frederick W. Kicord, Newark. 

Executive Committee.— George A. Haleey, Newark, chairman ; Rev. George S. 
Mott, D.D., Flemington; Joel Parker, Freehold; Joseph N. Tuttle, Newark; 
John P. Hageman, Princeton; David A. Depue, Newark; Nathaniel Niles, Madi- 
son ; John f. Blair, Belvidere ; William S. Stryker, Trenton. 

On motion of Gen. Stryker, it was voted that the committee on Colonial Docu- 
ments be empowered to select a person to edit the remaining volumes of the New 
Jersey Archives in place of William A. Whitehead, deceased. 

On motion of S. II. Hunt of Trenton, it was voted that the principal cities in 
New Jersey be invited to submit proposals to the society to provide a fire-proof 
building for the society's collection, and that the collection should be transferred to 
the most suitable structure offered. 

Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, March 7, 18S5. — A meeting was held this evening at the rooms of the 
society in the Westmoreland Club House, Hon. W T iliiam Wirt Henry in the chair. 

Among the donations announced was a highly interesting album of autographs 
from W. W. Corcoran, vice-president of the society. It contained autographs of 
the presidents of the United States from Washington to Buchanan, inclusive, be- 
sides many other distinguished personages, among them Oliver Cromwell, Daniel 
O'Connell, Thomas Moore the poet, the Duke of Wellington, Sir John Herschell, 
Lafayette, Santa Anna and David Crockett. 

Mr. Brock, the corresponding secretary, reported that the manuscript of the sec- 
ond volume of the Spotswood Letters, which will complete that work, had been com- 
mitted to the printers, who had made some progress in printing it. 


Prepared by the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., Historiographer of the Society. 

The historiographer would inform the society, that the sketches pre- 
pared for the Register are necessarily brief in consequence of the 
limited space which can be appropriated. All the facts, however, he is 
able to gather, are retained in the Archives of the Society, and will aid in 
more extended memoirs for which the " Towne Memorial Fund," the gift 
of the late William B. Towne, A.M., is provided. Three volumes, printed 
at the charge of this fund, entitled " Memorial Biographies," edited by 
the Committee on Memorials, have been issued. They contain memoirs of 
all the members who have died from the organization of the society to the 
close of the year 1859. A fourth volume is in press. 

Rev. Mortimer Blake, D.D., of Taunton, a corresponding member, admitted in 
1850, was born at Pittston, Me., June 10, 1813, and died at Taunton, Mass., De- 
cember 22, 1684. 

His father was Ira Blake, born in Wrentham, Mass., Oct. 19, 1790, and his moth- 
er was Laura Mowry, born in Putney, Vt., May 2, 1794. 

His American ancestry on his father's side, was John 1 Blake of Sandwich, Mass., 
Robert 2 of Wrentham, Mass., Josiah 3 of VV r rentham, Philip* of Wrentham, Ira* of 

1885.] Booh Notices. 199 

On his mother's side his American ancestry was Nathaniel 1 Mowry of Rhode Isl- 
and, Capt. Joseph,'- Capt. Daniel, 3 Joseph, 4 a lawyer, Capt. Augustus, 6 Laura. 6 

On the paternal side he was of the sixth American generation, and on the ma- 
ternal the seventh. 

Dr. Blake received his earliest education in the common schools of "Wrentham. 
He was fitted fur college at Day's Academy, Wrentham, and at the Classical Insti- 
tute in Medway, Mass. He was graduated at Amherst College in 1835, and was 
licensed to preach by the Mendon "Association in April, 1837. His iirst settlement 
in the ministry was at the Congregational Church in Mansfield, Mass., where he 
was ordained December 4, 1839. Here he remained about sixteen years. On the 
4th of December, 1855, he was installed over the Winslow Church at Taunton. Mass., 
where he continued sole pastor till his death. His whole term of ministerial ser- 
vice since his licensure has been between forty-seven and forty-eight years. His 
ministry, moreover, has been exceptionable fur its ability. He has for many years 
been recognized in his denomination as one of its able thinkers and preachers. He 
has been one of the prominent Managers of the Congregational Publishing!; Society 
ever since its organization. He has served for many years on the executive com- 
mittee of the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society. From the year 18-18 he has 
been one of the trustees of the Wheaton Female Seminary at Norton. Mass., and 
6ince 1872 has been president of the Board. Besides these he has filled many im- 
portant places of trust, religious and educational. 

He was united in marriage February 21, 1837, with Miss Harriet Louisa Daniels, 
daughter of Mr. Joseph Daniels, of Franklin, Mass. From this marriage there 
were five children, three daughters and two sons, all of whom, with their mother, 
are still living. 

Besides several occasional sermons of his which have been published, including 
a historical discourse ou the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Winslow Church, he is 
the author of three bound volumes, Gethsemane and Calvary ; Centennial History 
of the Mendon Association, and History of the Town of Franklin, Mass. 


The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

History of Paris, Maine, from its Settlement to 1880. with a History of the Grants of 
1736 and 111 I, together with Personal Sketches, a copious Genealogical Register, 
and an Appendix. By Wsi. B. Lapham and Silas P. Maxim. Paris, Me. : Print- 
ed for the Authors. 1881. 8vo. pp. 816. Price $4. Sold by George E. Littiefield, 
67 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. 

This volume well illustrates the great progress that has been made in the depart- 
ment of local history. A few years since a book of more than 800 pages, devoted 
to the history of an ancient and populous town, would have been considered a most 
exhaustive and complete work, but here we have such a book giving the history 
and events of a town incorporated less than a century ago, and with a population 
never exceeding 3000 persons. This town has however been the birthplace, or resi- 
dence, of an unusually large number of men prominent in the history of the state 
and nation, including among its citizens a senator and vice-president of the United 
States, Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, four governors of Maine, and not less than twelve 
representatives to congress. 

The early portion of the book gives a valuable account of land grants in Maine, 
and of the contest among the settlers in regard to an act of incorporation, which 
was finally obtained from the legislature in 1793. Brief notices are introduced of the 
original grantees of 1735-6 and 1771, and an account of some of the earliest pur- 
chasers from them, and it appears that many of the settlers came from Newton, Rox- 
bury, Waltham and vicinity, the well-known families of Jackson. Uyde, Coolidge 
and Fuller being represented. The annals of the town, taken largely from the town 
records, occupy pages 90-200, and this is followed by an elaborate account of 
the Centennial Celebration in 1879, of the hundredth year since the actual settle- 
ment of the township. Very interesting notices are given later in the book of the 
different churches and their ministers, of the newspapers and post-ofiices, and 

200 Booh Notices. [April, 

also a large number of biographical sketches of prominent eitizens, or natives of 
the town, including men of all professions. The remaining portion of the work is 
devoted to the genealogies 1 , which fill nearly 300 pages, ami form a most valuable 
collection of family history, the authors having giVen much time to perfecting these 
records by examining all available sources of information. 

The volume is illustrated with many portraits aud views, and the authors, Messrs. 
Maxim and Lapham, are to be congratulated upon the production of a town histo- 
ry of which the sons and daughters of Paris may well be proud.^ 

The typographical work has been performed in the most satisfactory manner, and 
the book is most creditable in all respects. 

By Ok or ye K. Clarke, LL.B. of jXeedham, Mass. 

Centennial Volume of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1784-1884. 
Pittsburgh : VVm. G. Johnson &, Co., Printers. 1884. 8vo. pp. 259. 
At first sight this volume appears to be of interest only to the inhabitants of 
Pittsburgh and its vicinity. It is, however, of national importance as depicting 
the results ot the Scotch-Irish immigration into one section of our country. Every 
one who is familiar wit!) history will probably admit that these noble and hard- 
working people did more to build up our nation than the natives of any other 
country, excepting of course those of England, to whom we are. under God, in- 
debted for our rise and growth as a nation. They were a kind-hearted and open- 
handed people. They meant well and did well. They were quick to resent a 
wrong and equally ready to do a favor. In a word, they seem to have had 
most of the requisites for the making of good colonists. At any rate, our devel- 
opment wuuld what it is at present had we lacked their patient and plod- 
ding industry. 

The book before us contains the historical discourse and other proceedings at the 
centenary celebration, April 13th to 15th, 1884, of the organization of that church, 
and a valuable appendix. It has portraits of several of the pastors of the First 
Church — Rev. Samuel Barr, Rev. Francis Iierron, D.D., Rev. William Paxton, 
D.D., and Rev. Sylvester F. Scovil. 

The typography and binding of the book are good. 
By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 

Universalism in America, its History. By Richard Eddy, D.D., President of the 
Universalist Historical Society ; Member and late Librarian of the Historical So- 
ciety of Pennsylvania ; and Member of the Rhode Island Historical Society. 
Vol. I. 1636—1800. Boston : Universalist Publishing House. 1884. 8vo. pp. 
554. $1.50. 
' The history of religious denominations and the doctrines which may character- 
ize them, is a literature to be encouraged. The English speaking people have been 
given to isms. Controversy betokening theological activity has -arisen in every gen- 
eration. Amidst the controversy, doctrines upon various phases of Christian thought 
have been made prominent. The strength of Protestantism lies in the active file 
of its students and men of influence. Universalism is defined as the doctrine of the 
final holiness of all men through the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. -This 
doctrine the author claims has been held and defended in some form in all t ! ie 
Christian ages. Ilosea Ballou, 2d, D.D., wrote "The Ancient History of Uni- 
versalism;" and Thomas Whittemore "The Modern History of Universalism.*' 
Dr. Eddy has only a brief word regarding the ancient history by way of in- 
troduction ; and occupies a similar ground to that of the latter book, thotigh 
giving a deeper research into the subject than was possible half a century ago. This 
first volume traces the doctrine from 1636 to 1800 ; a later volume to give the his- 
tory to the present time. " Universalism came to America through at least five 
channels, independent of the teachings of John Murray, who is commonly called 
the Father of Universalism in the New World :" the Mystics ; the Dunkers, or Ger- 
man Baptists, or as they wish to be called, Brethren ; the Moravians ; the Episco- 
palians and the Congregationalists. Under the Mystics the author cites the famous 
Samuel Gorton ; Sir Harry Vane ; Joseph Gatcheil of Marblehead, whose faith was 
brought in question as per Suffolk Court files, the author quoting the researches of 
Dr. II. F. Waters, Register, xxxiii. p. 352; Dr. George De Benueville of Penn- 
sylvania, and Thomas Say, philanthropist, and member of the Society of Friends. 
In each of these ik channels " Dr. Eddy finds persons of prominence who have held 
the doctrine, and who have been more or less outspoken in its advocacy. A full 

1885.] Book Notices. 201 

and discriminating account is given of John Murray, of his embracing the doctrines 
of Relley, his coming to America, his meeting with Potter, and of his preaching 
throughout New England, and of his settlements in Gloucester and Boston. His 
contemporaries — Revs. Noah Parker, Adams Streeter, Caleb Rich and Elhanan 
Winchester, and Shippie Townsehd and Dr. Isaac Davis are mentioned, together 
with many others, as active in proclaiming the doctrine in New England; while in 
New York and Pennsylvania the services of Rev. Abel Serjent, Dr. Benjamin Rush, 
Dr. Joseph Young and others are given a good degree of attention. Hosea Ballou 
began preaching in 1791, and came to be a preacher of acknowledged influence. In 
1805 he published his treatise on the Atonement, the first outspoken book declar- 
ing the unity of God. 

A second volume is to follow this, which will treat of Sunday Schools, Educa- 
tional Institutions, Hymnology and Periodical Literature. This later volume will 
also contain a Bibliography of books and pamphlets published in America, either 
for or against the doctrine of Universalism. The author requests copies or title- 
pages of all such books. 

This history shows that Dr. Eddy has a terse and happy expression, and that he 
is no novice in gleaning the essential facts of an incident. These are requisites for 
a historical writer. Among the several histories of religious denominations which 
have appeared of late, this one compares favorably in matter, research aQd literary 

By the Rev. Anson Titus, ofAmesbury, Mass. 

Giornale degli Eruditi e del Curiosi, Premiato dal R. Ministero delta Publico Is- 
truzionc con due sussidi di incoraggiamento. Ferro Giuseppe, gerente responsa- 
bile. Padova : Alia Direzione del Giornale Riviera Bueinello N. 4055, 8vo. Sub- 
scription price, 20 lire (£4) a year. 

This is a semi-monthly periodical which was commenced in November, 1882. and 
which was noticed by us in January, 1883. Four volumes have been completed, 
and a fifth volume was commenced on the 15th of November last. It is published 
at Padua, renowned as the birthplace of Livy the historian, and Belzoni the trav- 
eller ; and the seat of the oldest medical college in Europe. The Giornale is con- 
ducted on much the same plan as the English Notes and Queries and the French 
Intermediary It has increased from a single sheet, in the early numbers, to two, 
three/and sometimes four in the later ones. 

So plenty are learned men and great scholars in Italy, and so numerous and ac- 
cessible are old libraries, filled with books and manuscripts, oldest and rarest of all 
eras, that the convenience of this periodical was recognized at onee. The early 
numbers were remarkable, to us, for the quantity of scraps of humorous literature 
which they exhibited — mottoes, proverbs, verses — very witty and very juicy. Grad- 
ually a staff of correspondents have illumined the pages of the Giornale, on recon- 
dite and valuable subjects of History, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, Eth- 
nography, Archaeology, some Genealogy and Heraldry, much Literature and Lite- 
rary History, Philosophy and Science, till it has become an authority on Uses and 
Customs, Traditions and Legends, Opinions and Folk-Lore of Italy and the various 
races that have peopled that country. 
By George A. Gordon, Esq., of Sornerville, Mass. 

A Memorial of Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. By his Sister [A. M. Cudworth] . 

With Portrait. Boston: D. Lothrop and Company. 1881. l2mo. pp. 380. 

Price $1.50. For sale by D. Lothrop & Co., corner of Franklin and Hawley Sts., 

at the Unitarian Rooms, No. 7 Tremont Place, and by the author, No. 3 

Wesley Street, East Boston, Mass. 

The writer of this volume, the much-loved sister of Warren H. Cudworth, has 
wisely given us a biography that is unconsciously but beautifully an autobiogra- 
phy, so that from a description of the deeds performed, the letters written, the 
words spoken, the honors received, each reader can easily ascertain the nobility of 
Cudworth 's character; can thankfully detect the enthusiasm, love, truthfulness 
and faith that glorified his life from boyhood till the time he went to God. 

.Miss Cudworth is to be heartily congratulated on having such a subject on which 
to write, and all readers of her volume should be grateful that such a life has been 

If we were asked to give at short hand a description of Mr. Cudworth, we should 
say, he was honest, earnest and pure, self-sacrificing, brave, forgiving and indus- 

202 Book Notices. [April, 

trious ; a true child of God ; a true friend of man ; whose motto was duty, whose 
aim was heaven, whose spirit was tilled with the beauty of holiness ! 
By C. D. Bradlee, of Boston. 

Views from Cedar Mountain, Present, Retrospective, and Prospeefire. Bv Kev. 
Philip Slaughter, D.D. In the Seventy-sixth year of his Age. and the Fiftieth 
year of his Ministry and of his Marriage. Privately printed. 1884. pp.15. 
We are indebted to the venerable author for a copy of this charming description 
of one of the most picturesque portions of Virginia, with an account of the histori- 
cal events and personages associated with the region. "The Eastern view from 
Cedar (or Slaughter's) Mountain overlooks the valleys of the Cedar Run and of the 
Rapid Ann rivers, whieh meet, and. blending into one, stretch away toward the 
north and the south branches of the Rappahannock, including what in old times 
was called the * Great Fork,' but is now known by the name of Chinquapin Neck." 
Cedar Run was the scene of the battle between Gen. Jackson and Gen. Pope in Au- 
gust, 1862 : and not far distant, on the Rapid Ann, occurred the battles of Mine 
Run, the Wilderness, and Chancellorsville. The northern view likewise presents a 
wide-reaching and grand landscape of mountain and valley. The whole region is 
also interesting for its historical associations, extending to an earl}- period in the 
annals of Virginia. It was at Germanna, near Cedar Mountain, that Sir Alexander 
Spotswood located, in 1714, his iroa furnace, the first established in Virginia, and 
it is said, the first in America. In this region, too, was the famous Claverdale Acad- 
emy, established by Captain Philip Slaughter on one of his farms in 1810, and in 
which not a few of the most eminent Virginians of the early part of this century 
were educated. Not the least interesting part of this pamphlet is that in which 
the author gives his reminiscences of the parishes, churches and clergy, with whom 
in his early and distinguished career he has been connected. This region of Vir- 
ginia, lately ravaged by war, is destined at no very distant day, we may not doubt, 
to attract the tourist, as well as to become the abode of men and women who shall 
seek to find a dwelling-place and home in the midst of beautiful scenery, and in a 
salubrious climate. 

By Albert H. Hoyt , A . M. , of Boston . 

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. History of Mexico. Vol.1. 1516—1521. 
San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft &, Company, Publishers. 1883. 8vo. pp. cxii.-f- 
702. Vol.11. 1521—1600. 8vo. pp. xiv.-f-790. Price per volume, in cloth, 
$4.50, in library style, £5.50: in half calf, half russia or half turkey. $8.00 ; in 
russia leather or tree calf, $10.00. Sold only by subscription and in cumplete 
sets, and delivered free of all expense, payable on delivery. 

Mr. Hubert Howe Bancroft, of San Francisco, has been for some years writing 
history on a scale truly gigantic. He has many helpers and subordinate workers, 
but his mind gives impress and shape to the whole. 

The central title which covers this large undertaking is, "The Hi-tory of the 
Pacific States." But this comprehensive title, subdivided into its details, means 
thirty-nine octavo volumes of about eight hundred pages each. From one to five of 
the volumes are in a sense preliminary, and are entitled '* Native Raees of the Pa- 
cific States." Six to eight cover the " History of Central America :" nine to four- 
teen, the " History of Mexico;"' fifteen and sixteen. " History of the North Mexi- 
can States and Texas;" seventeen embraces the "History of Arizona and New 
Mexico ;" eighteen to twenty-four, the "History of California ;" twenty-five, 
" History of Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado;" twenty-six, " History of Utah ;*' 
twenty-seventh and twentv-eignth. "History of the Northwest Coast;" twenty- 
ninth and thirtieth, " History of Oregon :" thirty-one, lk History of Washington, 
Idaho and Montana;" thirty-second. '-' History of British Columbia;" thirty- 
third, " History of Alaska ;" thirty-fourth, ■• California Pastoral ;" thirty-five, 
*' California inter Pocula ;" thirty-six and thirty-seven, " Popular Tribunals ;" thir- 
ty-eight, " Essays and Miscellany ;" thirty-nine, M Literary Industries." 

In this large scheme of publication fifteen volumes have already been completed 
and given to the public, and others are in various stages of forwardness. 

At first thought one might suppose that a scheme like this must be that of a 
dreamer or literary adventurer who would lack the ability and culture to carr} r out 
the plan. But if any one will open one of these published volumes and read a few 
pages, he will discover that the author, with whom lie has to do, is nota pretender. 
Though it may be true that the style of the work is not altogether so refined and 

1885.] Book Notices. 203 

scholarly as may be found in some historical works of smaller range, yet he will 
soon discover that these volumes are the results of a vast scholarly industry and 

The two volumes before us, the ninth and tenth volumes of Mr. Bancroft's work, 
embrace the " History of Mexico" from the year 1516 to 1600; and include of 
course the exciting stories of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico under Cortes, which 
has been so graphically traced by Prescott. In writing; his volumes on Mexico, 
Mr. Bancroft in his first volume gives us a list of between 3000 and 4000 volumes 
which he has used for reference, mainly Spanish, but many English and American. 

In carrying out his far-reaching plan Mr. Bancroft has already expended more 
than $000,000, including the collection of an immense private library, and the erec- 
tion of a large fire-proof building in San Francisco for its safe keeping. 

By the Rev Increase N. Tarbox, D.D , of Newton, Mass. 

New England's Vindication. By Henry Gardiner. Edited, with Notes, by 
Charles Edward Banks, MD. London, 1660. Printed for the Gorges Society, 
Portland, Maine, 1851. pp.83. 

Our historical friends in Maine evince commendable enterprise. Their newly 
formed Gorges Society has lost no time in sending forth a specimen of its handi- 
work, and one creditable in execution and affording cheering promise for the future. 

The tract which forms the groundwork of the present volume is not, indeed, of 
first-rate interest or importance, in itself; though it comes fully within the scope 
of the Society's plan, and is peculiarly adapted to receive historical annotation. Its 
purport is to describe to the restored king, Charles [[., the oppressions to which his 
loyal subjects were exposed at the hands of the authorities of the puritan colonics 
in New England. In doing this the author passes in review many of the early set- 
tlements on the eastern coast ; among them that of the Popham Colony at Sagada- 
hoc, the fate of which he describes in terms much the same as those used by Samuel 
Maverick in his lately discovered Description of New England ; which is certainly 
one of the most valuable recent contributions to our early history. 

The notes, by Dr. Banks, treat of a variety of topics connected with the early set- 
tlements of New England, and indicate a thorough familiarity with the subject. 
They bear the marks of cartful research and freedom from undue bias, — the true 
spirit of the model historian. 

The volume is comely in thick paper and handsome typography, and contains a 
heliotype fac simile of the title-page of the original work. 

One the whole, we heartily congratulate the Gorges Society on the success of its 
first venture in the field of historical literature. 

The next work to be issued by the Society is Rosier 'a Relation of Weymouth's 
Voyages to the (.'oast of Maine, 1605; with Notes by Henry Sweetser Burrage, 
D.D. These volumes will not be offered for sale to the public, but will be reserved 
for members of the Society ; as is /tie case with the series issued by the Prince 

By the Hon. Charles H. Bell, LL.D., of Ezeter, N. H. 

Collections of the Virginia Historical Society. New Series, Volume IV. The Offi- 
cial Records of Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 1751-l?oS. 
With an Introduction and Notes, by R. A. Brock. Vol. IL. Richmond, Va. 
Published by the Society. 8vo. pp. xviii.-K68. Map and Portrait. 1884. 
The publication of original manuscripts is the most important of all the functions 
of an Historical Society, laying as it does the documentary foundation upon which 
future students may construct their mjn ^graphs of periods and events, with all the 
evidences connected and grouped in proper relation. The desire to present reada- 
ble essays in the ,; Collections " of a society should not be fostered to the exclusion 
of the more valuable, but, perhaps, disjointed series of original manuscripts, which 
must become the bulwark of our early history. It should be the policy of publica- 
tion committees charged with the preparation of the annual volumes to carefully 
file away all discursive essays, memorial biographies of deceased members, and con- 
fine their i>sues to the publication of town records, Court and probate proceedings, 
church registers and manuscript letters or documents. The Massachusetts Historical 
Society, with its invaluable Heath, B -lknap, Winthrop, Sewail and Trumbull Pa- 
pers ; the Maine Historical Society, just beginning t > waik the right track in pro- 
ducing the Trelawny Papers, are examples, while before us now is the Dinwid- 
dle Papers published by the Virginia Historical Society, whose prior issue of the 

204 Booh Notices. [April, 

initial volume was favorably noticed in the Register (xxxvii. 418) . It is safe to 
say that this volume, containing 616 letters and documents, printed verbatim et lit- 
eratim, covering the period 1755-1753, will be quoted by students of Virginia 
history long after any contemporary essay shall have ceased to be reckoned as :i part 
of the literature of the time. Of the contents of the volume the title is a sufficient 
indication. They are the official letters of Governor Hubert Dinwiddle, and con- 
sist of his communications to the home government, colonial governors and subor- 
dinate officials under his jurisdiction. To the investigator of Virginia history it is 
almost superfluous to say that they are of incalculable value, while the historians of 
New England will not want to overlook the dozen letters to Governor Belcher and 
General Shirley concerning the military operations against the French in 1755-6, 
and the relations of Virginia to those events. 

The Virginia Historical Society merit the support of students in American histo- 
ry in their scheme of publishing these manuscript documents, and in their proposal 
to print the records of the General Court of Virginia, Orderly Books of the Revolu- 
tion, records of the Virginia Branch of the Cincinnati, Papers of the Ludwell, Lee, 
Adams, Cooke and Massic families, and of the Huguenot settlement in Virginia, 
should receive that substantial encouragement which helps to pay the printer's bills. 

By Charles E. Banks, M.D., of Chelsea, Mass. 

Jottings on the Regal Coinage and Token Currency of Guildford. With Some Notes 

on the Etymology of the Same of the Town. By George C. Williamson, Meinb. 

Num. Soc. Lond. ; F.S.A., F.A.S., F.C.II.S., etc. etc. 8vo. pp. 36. 

This little book contains one chapter of the history of Guildford, Surrey, England, 
carefully studied and written. The town was the seat of a royal mint, 978-1100, 
and the author describes all the coins known to him of Ethelred II., Cnut, Hartha- 
cnut, Edward the Confessor, Harold II., William I. and William II. The coins of 
Ethelred II. have the name Dunstan as moneyer, and the author supposes him to 
be " the celebrated S. Dunstan, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury," but there 
hardly seems to be sufficient reason for this statement. In the latter half of the 
seventeenth century, when all England was issuing copper tokens, Guildford had 
its share in the work. The author describes twenty-eight of them, and has added 
interesting notes concerning the persons who issued them. Of one he has never 
seen a duplicate of his own specimen. He ends with descriptions of the very few 
Guildford tokens issued 1795-97. The book is most attractive in its printing and 
vellum cover, and may be presumed to entirely exhaust the subject to which it is 

By William S. Appleton, A.M., of Boston. 

The Vniversalist Quarterly and General Review. Tflm\s B. Thayer. D.D., Edi- 
tor. New Scries — Volume XXI. Boston : Universalist Publishing House. 
1884. 8vo. pp. 512. $2 per volume. 

The Universalist Quarterly for 1834 completes the twenty-first volume. New Se- 
ries. It is edited by Rev. Thomas B. Thaj'er, D.D. ; but through a portion of the 
year 1884, while the editor is sojourning in Europe pursuing studies, the Quarterly 
is edited by the Rev. Richard Eddy, D.D. The Quarterly is what its name im- 
plies. Its articles are of Christian history, biblical exegesis and of iiterary and 
social problems. There are thirty-one articles in all. In the General Review are 
above a dozen timely and well directed editorials touching the questions of inter- 
pretation, history of doctrines and current theological discussion. The department 
of Contemporary Literature serves up in trite and happy paragraphs the publica- 
tions of the theological world during the year. Of the memoir of Rev. E. H. Chopin, 
D.D., which appeared in the Register, xxxviii. pp. 121-131, it says : " An admir- 
able specimen of condensation of facts, giving leading ineidents in the lii'e of Dr. 
Chapm, a just description of his varied abilities, and an appreciative tribute to his 
worth as a man and a preacher." 

By the Rtv. Anson Titus, of Amesbury, Mass. 

Idyls of the Year: By James Phinney Baxter, A.M. Portland, 1885. Hoyt, 
Fogg and Donhatu. 8vo. Illustrated. The same, large paper, twenty-five copies 
for private distribution. 

It is no perfunctory task to write a " review" of the book of poems laid before 
the public by Mr. Baxter, whose late appearance as an historical srudent in connec- 
tion with the editorship of the Treiawny Papers we have had occasion to praise. 


Booh Notices. 205 

The " fine literary tastes " then spoken of in a notice of that volume were known 
to many of us; and, to those who have read his poetry at various times as it ap- 
peared in the periodical press, as well as to the few friends to whom a special 
edition is vouchsafed, the gathering of these verses between covers, in an orderly 
sequence, will afford renewed pleasure on reading over old lines and meeting with 
new. To each month and season is devoted a poem, and between them are wedged 
in odd verses on different topics, which are musical in their rhythm and beautiful 
in expression. Two etchings illustrative of the first and last poems, " Flood " and 
" Ebb," complete a symmetrical tribute in verse to the young, full and dying year. 
By Charles Edward Banks, M.D., of Chelsea, Mass. 

History of Old Yarmouth, comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. 
From the Settlement to the Division in 1794, with the History of Both Towns 
to these Times. By Charles F. Swift. Yarmouth Port : Published by the au- 
thor. 1884. 8vo. pp. 281. Price $3.50. For sale by Cleaves, MacDonald & Co., 
45 Temple Place, Boston, Mass. 

In his preface the author calls the reader's attention to the destruction in 1676 
of the records of the town for the first thirty -seven years of its existence, and states 
that his materials for a history of this period were extremely meagre ; yet never- 
theless he has gathered from many sources a connected story of the early settle- 
ment of the town, and has included in his work admirable sketches of many of its 
pioneer settlers. 

There is some account of the various wars prior to the Revolution, in all of which 
the town appears to have furnished its full quota, but no extended list of soldiers is 
given, with the exception of those who served in King Philip's war. There is a 
very interesting chapter relating to the native Indians, and many allusions to them 
occur in the town records, which are frequently quoted. The ecclesiastical history 
is given quite fully, and among the numerous biographical sketches, which greatly 
add to the value and interest of the book, are notices of the different ministers. 

In the latter portion of the volume lists of the deputies, representatives and town 
officers of Yarmouth and Dennis are given, the names of the earlier selectmen 
of Yarmouth apparently being unknown in consequence of the loss of the town 

The people of Yarmouth have been bold and hardy seamen for generations, and 
it might well be said of them " no sea but what is vexed by their fisheries ; no cli- 
mate that is not witness to their toils." 

The book contains a map of Old Yarmouth in 1644, also an illustration of the 
curious Thacher cradle, more than two centuries old, and portraits of a number of 
prominent sons or residents of the old town. There are no genealogies in the book, 
which is to be regretted, but much that will be of assistance to the genealogist is 
to be found in the biographical notices and scattered throughout the volume. The 
book is well printed, and the historical matter appears to have been prepared in a 
careful and accurate manner. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., Needham, Mass. 

Daniel Sullivan's Visits, May and June, 1781, to General John Sullivan in Phila- 
delphia, to explain Declarations in Sir Henry Clinton's Secret Journal. By Tho- 
mas C. Amory. Cambridge : John Wilson and Son. 1884. 8vo. pp. 23. 
This sketch is an able explanation of such portions of Sir Henry Clinton's secret 
journal as have appeared in print that may seem at a hasty glance to reflect on 
Gen. John Sullivan's patriotism. 

As Mr. Amory says : M It would seem harsh judgment,— -even if it should prove 
that he ever wrote, to save his brother's life, to Holland of which no evidence ap- 
pears that he ever did — that he should, after his devotion to the cause of Independ- 
ence, be charged with either corruption or treason." 

Had he done so it might be readily pleaded in extenuation that his motive was a 
noble one, although perhaps no end however good in itself can justify a wrong mea- 
sure for attaining it. Neither does it seem possible that he could have retained the 
confidence of Washington and all the leaders of our cause, had he been suspected of 
playing into the hands of the British. 

This sketch was read as a paper in March, 1834, before the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, and is here reprinted " with additional comments " from the Pro- 
ceedings of that society. It will be found instructive as well as interesting reading. 
By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 


206 Book Notices. [April, 

The First Parish in Direr, New Hampshire. Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary, November 8, 1833. D >ver : Printed for the Parish. 1884. 8vo. pp. 147. 
Copyrighted by Alonzo EI. Quinc. 

The above is the title of a memorial volume of a hundred and fifty pazes, which 
combines happily the memorial proceedings with valuable contributions to the 
history of 'New Hampshire. The chief address on the occasion was by Rev. Dr. 
Quint, and to his trained and careful researches the historical value of the memo- 
rial is mainly due. Dover was settled as early. Dr. Quint thinks, as 1623 by Ed- 
ward Hilton, and though some might quarrel with his views as a year or so too 
early, there can be little doubt that within 1624 the Hiltons were located at Dover 
point, but their patent bears date March 12. 1629-30. The patent within a few 
years passed into the hands of Lords Say and Brooke. Under their auspices a fur- 
ther body of immigrants, '" with one Mr. Leverich, a godly minister,*' arrived in 
** the James," afterwards noted for a narrow escape, at the Isles of Shoals, from 
the perilous storm that wrecked the Angci Gabriel at Pemaquid. Her passengers 
landed at Salem, whence they reached their destination, Dover, before the last 
Sabbath of October. 1633, which is settled upon as the date of the foundation of 
the first church in Dover. Dr. Quint expresses clearly the spirit of liberty and 
self-reliance of these early planters, their determination to plant their settlement; 
on the basis of their old liberties as Englishmen, and the democratic voluntary 
.self-government which they created by their combinations, and maintained even 
when by compact they joined Massachusetts, but retained their independent church 
and a " political basis of representation not confined to church members. *' 

He also gives full and interesting details of trie five churches the congregation 
has occupied in succession, and of the twenty-three ministers who have been 
installed over it. The historical reader feels very much at home as he finds famil- 
iar clerical names like Knollys, Larkuin, JBelknap, and laymen like the Waldrons, 
Elder Wentworth, Champernoun, Ralph Hall, Hilton, Wiggin, Christie, Peirce, &e.; 
and one cannot but be surprised to learn that in the congregation now are fifty 
persons who are lineal descendants of those w r ho worshipped there over two hun- 


dred years 

The memorial services were very interesting. Divines representing Quakers, 
Universalists, Methodists, Baptists, Unitarians and Episcopalians assisted at the cel- 
ebration, and in eloquent and apt words contributed their quota of evidence to the 
religious toleration and brotherly love among sects which at this end of the nine- 
teenth century are the ripened fruit of the religious liberty confirmed by the act of 
1819 in that state. 

By the Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, of Boston. 

The Letters and Times of the Tylers. By Lyon G. Tyler. In Two Volumes. 

Vol.1. Richmond, Va. : Whittet & Shepperson. 1831. 8vo. pp. xvi.4-633. 

John Tyler, Senior, of Virginia, was born in 1748 and died in 1513. He was bred 
to the profession of tne law and practised his profession with success. A warm 
friend of Jefferson and an early advocate of independence, his patriotic example and 
services during the Revolution were conspicuous and valuable. He was the governor 
of Virginia from 1603 to 1811, and subsequently judge of the United States Dis- 
trict Court. The duties of these and other offices were discharged in an able and 
creditable manner. His more accomplished and more distinguished son, President 
Tyler, was born in 1790 and died in 1662. Both were eminently popular men, and 
exerted a great influence in their native state; and their " times," as we see. cov- 
ered one of the most important and interesting periods in the history of Virginia, 
as well as in the political history of the federal Union. The history of Virginia 
could not be properly written were not the public cervices of both these men taken 
into the account, and it is equally true that the history of political parties and of 
public measures, from 1820 to lb62, could not be adequately set forth unless the 
public life of President Tyler were duly considered. The lives of almost all of the 
men who have borne a prominent and influential part in our national atf.iirs. have 
been already written, with more or less fulness, and more or less impartiality 
and accuracy. President Tyler has thus far received but scant justice ; per- 
haps it would be more candid to say he has suffered, in some notable respects, 
much injustice. The explanation of this is not difficult. Now one of his eons, Mr. 
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, gathering such materials as escaped the ravages of the Civil 
War, and using some materials hitherto unpublished, undertakes the praiseworthy 
labor and filial duty of presenting his father's public and private life in their true 
light, and he shows that he possesses many qualifications for the delicate task. 

1885.] Book Notices. 207 

When the second and final volume shall come to hand, we shall avail ourselves of an 
early opportunity to notice the work more at length. 
By Albert H. Hoyt, A.M., of Boston. 

Samuel Maverick's Palasadc House of 1630. By Mellen Chamberlain. Reprinted 

from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Cambridge : John 

Wilson and Son. 1865. 8vo. pp. 10. 

Conceding the authentic character of the Maverick MS. lately discovered bv Mr. 
Waters, the fact stands upjn record that Samuel Maverick built a house at Winni- 
simmet in the year 16.25, "' for he himself has said it." Judge Chamberlain dis- 
cusses the question from the standpoint of contemporary evidence. He finds nearly 
all of it agreeing with the Maverick MS., the rotable exception being Edward John- 
son's " Wonder Working Providence.*' Johnson's statement is explicit that Mav- 
erick had a fortified residence on Noddle's Island in 1630. It is also admitted that 
he did live there three or four years later than this. Hence the doubt raised by the 
Maverick manuscript. Judge Chamberlain assumes that Samuel Maverick first 
lived at Winnisimmet (Chelsea), and subsequently at Noddle's island. He might 
have cited Bradford, whose evidence is the most important of all, to show that there 
was a plantation at Winnisimmet certainly as early as 1628. The colony records 
show that there was one in November, 1630. which had a continuous existence af- 
terwards. So that Bradford turns out to be the connecting link between Maverick 
and the point where the undisputed history of Winnisimmet plantation begins. Not 
later than February, 1631, Samuel Maverick sold to Gov. Bellingham " a messuaye 
called Winnisimmet ," with his interest in the ferry granted to him that year. The 
boundaries show that this estate was in Chelsea, and could not have been therefore 
on Noddle's Island. The old law term messuage shows that there was also a dwell- 
ing of some kind. Even had Noddle's Island first been included generally in the 
name Winnisimmet, it is evident that these facts ould have no reference to it. 
Maverick obtained a grant of the island in April, 1633, and probably built there at 
once, for the same reason that Blacks tone is said to have urged in behalf of his own 
removal from Boston. But there were other Mavericks " of Winnisimmet " who 
are inconveniently mixed up with Samuel. Moses and Eiias were living there at the 
same time, and were probably relatives of his. Certainly Moses had the honorary 
prefix of " Mr.," which Judge Chambertain supposes to have been the exclusive 
property of Samuel. By all means let us now have the Maverick pedigree. 

By Samuel Adams Drake, Esq., of Melrose, Mass. 

An Address on the Life and Character of Chief Justice Samuel Sewall, delivered in 

the Old South Church, Boston, Sunday, October 26, 1334. By Georje E. Elljs. 

Boston : Printed lor the Author. 1335. 8vo. pp. 23. 
John Hull and Samuel Sewall. 8vo. pp. 14. 

The Rev. Dr. Ellis's address was delivered in the new edifice of the Old Smth 
Church 4i on the occasion of the erection of tablets in the Church, commemorative 
of its line of Ministers and of Samuel Sewall and Samuel Adams." There were 
addresses by several persons, that on Judge Sewall being assigned to Dr. Edis. He 
presents to us in his address a life-like portrait of one of the in )st interesting char- 
acters here in New England, at the time of the change from the colonial to the pro- 
vincial government of Massachusetts ; of one whose diary has already been of much 
service '' in reconstructing.. ..the domestic, social and civil habits and institutions of 
his time." Dr. Ellis, as was to be expected of him, has drawn the character of 
Judije Sewall with impartiality, giving both its weak and its strong points. 

The pamphlet on John Hull and Samuel Sewall is a communication from Dr. 
Estes Howe of Cambridge, read in November last by Mr. Arthur B. Ellis, before 
the Massachusetts Historical Society, and is reprinted from the Proceedings of that 
society. Dr. Howe has collected a large amount of evidence concerning the resi- 
dence of Hull and his son-in-law Sewall, and arrives at the conclusion that neither 
of them lived on Cotton Hill, but that buth resided on the easterly side of what is 
now Washington Street, midway between Summer and Bedford Streets. 

Weymouth Historical Society, historical Sketch of the Town of Weymouth, Mas- 
sachusetts, from 1622 to 1884. Compiled by Gildert Nash. Published by the 
Town of Weymouth, under the auspices of the Weymouth Historical Society. 
1835. Svo. pp. x. 346. 
This volume is the second of a series of publications by the Weymouth Historical 

Society relating to the history of that ancient and interesting town. There is a pre- 

208 Booh Notices. [April, 

face by Dr. Samuel A. Green and an introduction by Mr. Nash, the editor of the 
work. Weymouth "was anciently known as Wessaguscus, and was the place of 
the Gorges's settlement, which was established there as early as the autumn of 
1623, making Weymouth one of the oldest settlements in the colonies. 

In 1633 the place had become prominent among the towns of the Massachusetts 
Bay Colony, and continued to increase until about 1643, when numerous companies 
began to remove to other portions of New England, and consequently in 1776 tho 
population did not exceed by more than 500 persons the number of settlers living 
there in 1643. There is much relating to the Indian wars and to local events, which 
limited space prevents us from noticing as fully as the subject merits. 

The work contains very complete sketches of the different church societies, with 
biographical notices of the ministers. These are followed by sketches of the physi- 
cians of Weymouth, which, like the notices before mentioned, are valuable, and 
prepared in a thorough manner. 

Following the above are accounts of several regiments in the recent civil war, 
which were composed in part of Weymouth men, and among these the history of 
the famous Twelfth or " Webster Regiment " is deserving of special mention. The 
list of soldiers from AVeymouth in the late war appears to be very complete and 
carefully prepared, and the volume contains a most important collection of his- 
torical matter, which the compiler and his fellow citizens may justly contemplate 
with pride and satisfaction. It is to be hoped that more towns will follow the ex- 
ample of Weymouth, and appropriate liberally to secure the publication of their 
history and records. The index is very complete, and the names of the printers are 
a sufficient guarantee that their portion of the work is done in the best manner. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Need ham, Mass. 

Joshua Scottow and John Alden. By Hamilton Andrews Hill, A.M. 

This is another address at the meeting in the Old South Church, October 26, 1884, 
to dedicate the Tablets erected in honor of worthies connected with that church. 
Besides the tablets named in the notice of Dr. Ellis's address, the gravestones of 
two prominent members of the church, Joshua Scottow and John Alden, which 
stones had come into the possession of the church, and had been placed in its walls, 
were now dedicated. Mr. Hill's address gives full biographies of Scottow and 
Alden, containing much new matter. 

Storia delle FamigHe lllustri Italiane. Firenze : A Spese dell'Editore Ulisse. Dil- 
igent!. 1880. Folio, pp. 7. 

The number of this serial before us contains a historical and genealogical account 
of a noble family at- Palermo, Sicily, with a handsome print in colors, of a 
coat of arms granted by the Emperor Charles V. in 1553. This family, originally 
Palici, then Palizzi, now Palizzolo, derive descent from Richard, a Norman cava- 
lier or general in the army of Robert Guiscard, Duke of Pouille and Calabria, who 
wrested Sicily from the Saracens and seated his brother Roger on the throne. See 
Gianonne's " Istoria Civile," torn. ii. 1. xi. and torn. xiv. fol. 316-340 ; also Gib- 
bon's " Rome," vol. ix. pp. 479-484. 

In our day this noble family of eight centuries is represented in the Baron di 
Ramione, Censor of the Royal Italian Heraldic Society, and author of several valua- 
ble heraldic and genealogical works. 

By George A. Gordon, A.M., Somerville, Mass. 

Goodridge Memorial. Ancestry and Descendants of Moses Goodridge, icho was born 
at Marblehead, Mass., 9 October, 1764, and died at Constantine, Mich., 23 Aug- 
ust, 1838. By Sidney Perley, Author of" The History of Boxford, Mass.," etc. 
Washington : Published Privately. 1884. Royal 8vo. pp. 78. 

Genealogical Record of a Line of Descendants of John and Joanna Tutlle of Ip- 
swich, Mass., from 1635 to 1885. Compiled by Joseph W. Tuttle. Plattsburgh, 
N. Y. 1885. 8vo. pp. 46. 

Genealogical Memoranda of the Family of De La Morr or Moore de Moorehayes , 
in the Parish of Collumpton in (he County of Devon. From A.D. 1120 (circa) 
to A.D. 1884. By the Rev. Cecil Moore, M.A. Part I. London : Mitchell & 
Hughes. 1884. 4to. pp. 12. 

John French of Braintree, Massachusetts. Notes on the Frenches in connection with 
France, England, Ireland, Scotland and the United Slates. Compiled by A. 
D. Weld French. Boston : Press of T. R. Marvin & Son. 1885. 8vo. pp. 15. 

1885.] -Booh Notices. 209 

John ViallofSicanzey, Mass., and Some oj his Descendants. By David Jillson. 

8vo. pp. 37. To be obtained of the Author, 50 Dexter St., Providence, ft. I. 
The Humphreys Family. By Frederick Humphreys, M.D., Assisted by Otis M. 

Humphreys, M.D., Henry R. Stiles, M.D.,and Mrs. Sarah M. Churchill. New- 
York: Humphreys Print. Part IV. January, 1865. Imp. 4to. pp. ( J6. Price 

$2 a number, or $10 for the complete work. Address F. Humphreys, M.D., 109 

Fulton Street. New York city. 
An Account of the Linear/e of General Moses Cleaveland of Canterbury ( Windham 

County), Conn., the Founder of the City of Cleveland, Ohio. With Portrait. 

Compiled by bis kinsman, H. G. Cleveland. Cleveland, 0. : William W. Wil- 
liams. 1885. Sin. 4to. pp. 14. 
The Dedham Batons from 1635 to the Fifth Generation. By Daniel C. Eaton, of 

the Eighth Generation. Tuttle, Moorhouse and Taylor, Printers, New Haven, 

Connecticut. 1664. Royal Svo. pp. 8. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recently published genealogical works. 

The Goodridge Memorial, which heads our list, is by Mr. Perley of B>xford, 
whose excellentThistory of that town Was noticed by us in October. 18e>0. William 
Goodridge, the ancestor of the family to which this book is devoted, was one of the 
early settlers of Watertown, Mass., and is found there in 1636. His old home- 
stead is said to be a part of the beautiful cemetery of Mount Auburn. The au- 
thor's experience as a genealogist has enabled him to make a work full of interest- 
ing and reliable facts concerning the line which is here presented. The bio- 
graphical as well as the genealogical features ot the work are deserving of great 

The Tuttle " Genealogical Record " is devoted to descendants of John Tuttle. 
who came to New England in 1635 and settled at Ipswich. He represented that 
town in the General Court in 1614. Later he removed to Ireland, where in 1654 
his wife joined him. He died at Carrickfergus, Dec. 30, 1656. The descendants 
here given are through his youngest soq Simon. The book seems to be carefully 

In the Rev. Mr. Moore's " Genealogical Memoranda," the De la Moor family is 
traced to John de la Moor, who lived in the twelfth century. The first part of the 
work now before us has a tabular pedigree of the descendants of the above named 
John to the middle of the last century, and a genealogical narrative, illustrated by 
wills and copiously annotated. Only one hundred copies have been printed for the 
family and friends. Two more parts are intended to be issued. The author has 
made a thorough examination of his subject, and has much more matter than he 
will be able to print. 

Only the first part of Mr. French's work is issued. It is devoted to a history of 
the English families of the name, of which he has given a very interesting account. 
He would be glad to receive for his second part any information about Thomas 
French who died in Ipswich, Mass., in 1639. and his wife and sons. His address 
is A. D. Weld French, P. O. Box 1622. Boston, Mass. 

The work on the Viali family is by Mr. Jillson, formerly of South Attleboro,' 
Mass., now of Providence, R. I. It is a reprint of a contribution by him to the 
" Narragansett Historical Register." There has been little written of the Viall 
family, and this addition to our genealogical literature will be the better appre- 

Another number of the elegant and exhaustive work on the Humphreys Family- 
is before us. Ic maintains the character which the previous numbers have won for 
this admirable genealogy. 

The pamphlet on the founder of the city of Cleveland contains a sketch of the life 
of Gen. Cleveland, written for the January number of the Magazine of Western 
History by the Hon. Harvey Rice, to which is prefixed a full pedigree of him by 
the compiler, II. G. Cleveland of Cleveland. 

The account of the Dedham Eatons, by Prof. Eaton of Yale College, was prepar- 
ed for and read at the annual meeting of the Eaton Family As-ociation in Bjston, 
October 21, 1864, and has been printed for distribution in the family in order 
that those persons who can trace their ancestry back to the fifth generation may 
learn something of their more remote ancestors and kinsfolk. Prof. Eaton is en- 
gaged on a full genealogy of the family. 

VOL. XXXIX. 19* 

210 Recent Publications. [April, 



I. Publications tcritten or edited by Members of the Society. 

The Authentication of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. By Mellen Cham- 
berlain. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, No- 
bember, 1SS4. Cambridge : John Wilson and Son, University Press. 1835. 8vo. pp. 28. 

A Discourse delivered in the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour at Faribault, Minnesota, 
on the Eve of the Centenary of the Cousecration of the Reverend Samuel Seabury, D.D. 
Oxon., to the Episcopate of Connecticut, by the Bishops of the Catholic Remainder of ttie 
Church in Scotland at Aberdeen, November 14th, A.D. 1784, and Repeated in the Cathe- 
dral at Davenport, Iowa, on the 22d Sunday after Trinity, Nov. 16, A.D. 1884. By William 
Stevens Perrv, D.D. , LL.D. Davenport, Iowa: Glass and Hoover, Printers and Binders. 
1884. 8vo. pp. 19. 

OnrGoodlv Heritage, delivered in the College Chapel. By Joseph F.Tuttle, President of 
Wabash College, Sabbath P.M., Nov. 16, '84. Crawfordsville : Review Book and Job 
Printers. 1884. 12mo. pp. 14. 

Groton Historical Series. No. IV. Groton as a Shire town, Destructive Tornado, Two 
Groton Conventions, The Soap-Stone Quarry. Groton, Mass. 1884. 8vo. pp. 17. 

II. Other Publications. 

The Church at Derrv. Historical Address at the laying of the Corner Stone of Derry 
Memorial Church, October 2d, 1884. By William H. Egle, M.D., M.A. Harrisburg: 
Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder. 

Historical and Commercial Sketches of Washington and Environs, our Capital City, 
"the Paris of America," its prominent place and people, leading merchants, manufactu- 
turers, artizans and professional men, its improvements, progress and enterprise. Wash- 
ington, D. C. : E. E. Barton, Publisher. 1834. 8vo. pp. 272. 

Chronicle Report of the 2-50th Anniversary Exercises of Ipswich, August 16, 1884, togeth- 
er with a few sketches about town. Illustrated. Ipswich Chronicle Press. 1834. 8vo. 
pp. 74. 

Charles Aiken. An Address delivered in Music Hall. Cincinnati, November 15, 1884, at 
the unveiling of the Aiken Memorial, by Noble K. Royse. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & 
Co. 1885. 8vo. pp. 22. 

Transactions of the Royal Historical Society. New Series. Volume II. Part III. 
Longmans, Green and Co/ 1SS4. 8vo. pp. 347. 

Biographical Notice of Henry M. Phillips. By Richard Vaux. Read before the Amer- 
ican Philosophical Society, Dec. 19, 18S4. 8vo. pp. 72-78. 

National Academy of Sciences. Memoir upon the formation of a deaf variety of the 
human race, by Alexander Bell. [A paper presented to the National Academy of Sciences 
at New Haven, November 13, 1883.] Sq. 8vo. pp. 86. 

Seventy-ninth Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of New 
York, at Delrnonico's, Dec. 22, 1884. Svo. pp. 98. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Vol. IX. Fifth Series. Boston : 
Published by the Society. 1885. Svo. pp 546. 

Town Papers. Documents relating to Towns in New Hampshire, New London to Wolfe- 
borough, with an Appendix embracing some documents, interesting and valuable, not 
heretofore published, including the Census of New Hampshire of 1790, in detail. Volume 
XIII. Compiled and edited by Isaac W. Hammond. Concord, N. H. : Parsons B. Corgs- 
well, State Printer. 1S34. 8vo. pp. 858. 

The Colonial Jetons of Louis XV. and other pieces relating to the French Colonial Pos- 
sessions in America and to their conquest by England. By George M. Parsons. Reprinted 
from the American Journal of Numismatics. Columbus, Ohio : Printed for private circu- 
lation. 1884. Svo. pp. 15. 

The Iowa Historical Record, published quarterly by the State Historical Society at Iowa 
City. January, 1885. Iowa City, Iowa: A. J. Hershire & Co., Printers. 1885. Svo. pp. 

Annual Report of the Operations of the U. S. Life-Saving Service. Washington, 1881. 
8vo pp. 428. 1882, 8vo. pp. 504. 1833, Svo. pp. 519. 

Henry Gratiot, a pioneer of Wisconsin ; an address by Hon. E. B. Washburne. Chica- 
go, 1884. 8vo. pp. 32. 

Annual Catalogue of Wesleyan University for 1884-5. Middletown, Conn., 1884. Svo. 
pp. 68. 

Manual for the General Court, 1885. Boston, 1885. 18mo. pp. 489. 

Report to the Legislature of Mass. made by the Commissioners appointed under resolve, 
Chap. 60, 1884, upon the condition of the Records, Files, Papers and Documents in the Sec- 
retary's department. Boston, 1885. Svo. pp. 42. 





r--.~<- ,«-. 

Bliss,' Porter Cornelius, died February 
1, 1885, in New York city, a. 46. He 
was a son of Rev. Asher and Cassan- 
dra (Hooper) Bliss, and was born at 
Collins, Erie county, N. Y., December 
28, 1838. His father was a missiona- 
ry of the American Board of Commis- 
sioners to the Seneca Indians. He en- 
tered Yale College in 1659, and was 
there one year. In 1861 he became 
private secretary of James Watson 
Webb, U. S. Minister to Brazil. Af- 
ter remaining a year with Gen. Webb 
at Rio Janeiro, he went to Buenos 
Ayres, and received an appointment 
from that government as Indian Com- 
missioner. In September, 1868, he 
was at Asuncion, acting as secretary 
to Charles A. Washburn. U. S. Min- 
ister to Paraguay. While in the 
United States service he was charged 
by Lopez, president of Paraguay, with 
being engaged in a conspiracy against 
his government, a charge which Mr. 
Bliss denied. He was arrested, im- 
prisoned and tortured by Lopez. On 
his release he returned to this country 
in 1869, and was employed in the state 
department at Washington till 1870, 
when he was appointed L T . S. consul 
at Mexico, and July 12, 1870, secreta- 
ry of legation. A few years later he 
returned to the United States and re- 
sided in New York, where he served 
on the editorial staff of Johnson's 
Cyclopaedia, and later on that of 
the New York Herald. He received 
the degree of A.M. from Hamilton 
College in 1862, and from Yale Col- 
lege in 1869. 

Ersns, Prof. Henry Lawrence, died at 
Cambridge, January 11, 1835, a. 66. 
He was the youngest son of Bvt. Brig. 
Gen Abraham Eustis, U.S.A.. and 
was born at Fort Independence, Bos- 
ton Harbor, Feb. 1, 1819. He was a 
descendant in the seventh generation 
from William 1 Eustis, who came to 
this country as early as 1659, through 

— William, 2 Benjamin, 3 Benjamin, 4 
Able ham 5 and his father Gen. Abra- 
ham. 6 His grandfather Abraham 5 was 
a younger brother of Gov. William 
Eustis. For other facts concerning 
his ancestry, see an article on the 
Eustis Genealogy, contributed by Pro- 
fessor Eu.-tis to the Register, vol. 
xxxii. pp. 204-28. 

He was grad. at Harvard College in 
183S, and at the U. S. Military Acad- 
emy at the head of that class in 1842. 
He entered the army as second lieuten- 
ant of engineers, and as such was on 
duty at Boston and Newport. From 
1847 to 1819 he was principal assistant 
professor of Engineering at West 
Point. In the latter year he resigned 
his commission to accept the professor- 
ship of Engineering in the newly es- 
tablished Lawrence Scientific School, 
Harvard University. This position he 
held at the time of his death. At the 
breaking out of the rebellion, " in 
spite of his devotion to his duties at 
Cambridge, and illness, which render- 
ed his entry into military service an 
act of more than common heroism, he 
decided to resume his connection with 
the army." From August, 1862, to 
June, 1864, he served with distinc- 
tion in the Army of the Potomac, first 
as colonel and afterwards as brigadier 
- general. His health obliged him to 
resign his commission in the army at 
the latter date, and he returned to his 
duties as professor at Cambridge, 
which important position he filled 
with honor. For a synopsis of his 
military and civil history, see Cul- 
lum's "" Biographical Register of the 
Officers and Graduates of the United 
States Military Academy/' vol. ii. 
p. 38. 

He married 1st, Sarah Augusta, 
daughter of Thomas J. and Julia Ann 
(Jeffries) Eckley, who died Jan. 10, 
1853, a. 30 ; 2d, Caroline Bartlett, 
daughter of Joseph and Maria (Bart- 
lett) Hall, who survives him. lie had 
four children by his first wife and two 
by his last, namely, Henry S. , Julian 
J., Frank I., Sarah E., Herbert H. and 
George D. 

Forman, Rev. Jacob Gilbert, died at 
Lynn, Feb. 7, 1885, a. 65. He was a 
son of James and Annis Skidmore 
(Browne) Forman, and was born at 
Queensbury, N. B., Jan. 21, 1820. 
At the age of sixteen he became a mer- 
chant's clerk at Peekskill, N. Y., and 
at twenty-one entered the Law School 
of Transylvania University, Lexing- 
ton, Ky., and two years later was 
grad. with the degree of LL.B. He 
then practised law in Cincinnati, O., 
for about a year ; in the autumn of 


The Cleivelands of England. 


1845 was settled as pastor of the Uni- 
versalist Church at Akron, 0. He 
was afterwards pastor of the Unitari- 
an Churches 6F West Bridgewater, 
Nantucket and Sandwich, Mass., and 
Alton, 111. Later ho served as a chap- 
lain in the Union army. About twen- 
ty years ago he settled in business at 
Lynn. He was a prominent member 
of the Masonic fraternity and the Odd 
Fellows. He was twice married, first 
in August, 1844, to Miss Sarah Eliza- 
beth Carpenter of Peekskill. N Y. 
His second wife, Mrs. E. G. Forman, 
a writer of ability, survives. 

Walker, Rev. James Bradford Rich- 
mond, died in Boston, Jan. 24, 1S85, 
a. 63. He was a son of Dea. Brad- 
ford and Abigail (Presbrey) Walker, 
and was born at Taunton, Mass., Apr. 
15, 1821. He was graduated at Brown 
University in 1841. and at Andover 
Theological Seminary in IS-16. He was 
ordained pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Rockport, Me., October 27, 

1847, where he officiated till 1853. 
From 1855 to 1864 he was pastor of 
the Second Church, Holyoke, Mass.; 
from 1864 to 1867, without charge, in 
Hartford, Ct. ; from 1867 to 1^09, pas- 
tor of First Church, Winsted, Conn. 
Since then he has been engnged in lit- 
erary pursuits — in Hartford, Ct., till 
1880. and since then in Boston. He 
published at Northampton, in 1861, 
" Memorial of the Walkers of the Old 
Plymouth Colony," Svo. pp. 480. At 
his death he was engaged on a Con- 
cordance to the Bible, intended to be 
the most complete work of its kind in 

Wentwortii, Aaron 6 (Samuel, 6 Joseph, 4 
Joseph, 3 Benjamin, 2 William 1 ), died 
at Rochester, N. 11., December, 1884, 
aged 92. 

Wentworth, Chester 6 (Joseph, 5 Wil- 
liam, 4 Sylvanus, 3 Paul, 2 William 1 ), 
died at Winsted, Conn., Feb. 4, 1885, 
aired 94. 


The Genealogy of the Cleivelands of Hinckley in 
Leicestershire, England. 

Communicated by H. G. Cleveland, Esq., of Cleveland, Ohio. 

IHAYE arranged in modern form, for the Register, the records 
of Mr. Nichols concerning the Cieivelands of Hinckley, Leices- 
tershire, in order that they may have a permanent place in our libra- 
ries for reference. Mr. Nichols prefixed the following dedication : 

" To the Right Reverend Father in God, Thomas, Lord Bishop of Dro- 
more, this Genealogy, carefully formed from family deeds, extracts from 
Registers, and the Information of living Persons, is humbly inscribed by his 
much obliged and most faithful humble servant, J. Nichols." 

It does not appear that Thomas Cleiveland, of the second genera- 
tion, had a son Moses (as generally supposed) who came from Ip- 
swich, Suffolk, to xVmerica about 1635 to 1638 ; of Wo burn, 1641, 
and the accredited ancestor of all the New England Clevelands. 
But it may turn out on careful examination that Samuel, baptiz- 
ed June 9, 162 2, of whom nothing further is given, was the emi- 
grant who, coming to America on a sudden impulse, and the better 
to conceal his identity, assumed the name of ft Moses," and which 
he may have concluded, as it served him so well, to retain ever after. 

It is, however, my opinion that the Moses Cleveland who came 

1885.] The Cleivelands of England. 213 

to America as stated, was a son of Samuel 2 Cleiveland, a brother, 
probably, of Thomas 2 Cleiveland, and the record of whose birth or 
baptism may be found in York instead of Hinckley. 

"William 1 Cleiveland, removed from York, or Yorkshire, to Hinckley, 
where he died an aged man,* and was buried there January 17, 
1630-1. By wife he had at least a son, 

Thomas 2 Cleiveland, a native of York,| admitted of St. Johns, Cam- 
bridge, Nov. 5, 1G05, a scholar of Dr. Fell's foundation; took the 
degree of B.A. 1608 ; of M.A. 1614; was first of all assistant to 
the rector of Loughborough ; became vicar of Hinckley with the 
rectory of Stoke and chaplainship of Dadlington annexed, all in 
Leicestershire, about the beginning of 1G21. He was buried at 
Hinckley, Oct. 26, 1652.$ Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cleiveland, 
was buried at Hinckley July 6, 1649. Children: 

i. Mary, 3 bapt. at Loughborough, Oct. 17, 1611 ; buried there the 19th of 
the same month. 

ii. John 3 (the poet), was bapt. at Loughborough, June 20, 1613 : was edu- 
cated at Hinckley under Mr. Vynes, a noted Puritan ; was admitted 
Sept. 4, 1627, of Christ's College, Cambridge; took the degree of 
B.A. 1631 ; M.A. 1635 ; was admitted March 27, 1634, a fellow of St. 
John's ; so continued till his ejectment by the earl of Manchester, 
Feb. 13, 1644 ; was with the king at Oxford ; was jud^e advocate at 
Newark till its surrender in 1646 ; seized at Norwich in Xov. 1655, was 
confined at Yarmouth, but released by Oliver Cromwell ; died at 
Gray '8 Inn, April 29, 1658 ; buried May 1, at St. Michael's, College- 
hill, London. $ 

iii. Margaret, 3 bapt. at Loughborough, Aug. 27, 1615 ; married at Hinck- 
ley to Thomas Hebb, Feb. 10, 1647. 

iv. Thomas, 3 bapt. at Loughborough, July 5, 1618 ; buried at Hinckley, 
March 24, 1622. 

v. Joseph, 3 bapt. at Loughborough, June 4, 1620; lived at Hinckley ; m. 
1st, Dorothy , by whom he had four children. 

vi. Samuel, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, June 9, 1622. 

vii. Thomas, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, Sept. 19, 1624 ; buried there June 11, 1643. 
He was admitted of Christ's College, Cambridge, in July, 1642, aged 
18, but died the year following. 

viii. Elizabeth, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, Sept. 6, 1626 ; buried Sept. 28, 1658, 
a^red 32. She married William Iliffe, March 6, 1649-50 ; buried Jan. 
12, 1688-9. See a separate pedigree in page 709 of History and Anti- 
quities of Leicestershire. 

ix. William, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, Sept. 30, 1628 ; m. Elizabeth Woodcock. 

X. Timothy, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, June 19, 1631. 

xi. Richard, 3 bapt. at Hinckley, Sept. 1, 1633. He was a merchant at Liv- 
erpool, and having no son, adopted John, son of his brother Joseph. 
He had by wife Miss Danvers, of Oxfordshire near Banbury, an only 
child : 
1. Daughter* who married at Liverpool, but died young without issue. 

• Will'mus Cleiveland, pater Thome Cleiveland, is the entry made by his son in the 
parish register. 

t Or of Yorkshire, Lat. Eboracensis in the register of admissions to St. John's College, 

X In Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy, p. 221, we have the following character of 
Thomas Cleiveland, M.A., rector of Stoke and vicar of Hinckley. " He was a very great 
sufferer [for his loyalty and attachment to the ancient constitution of church and state]; 
was father of the famous John Cleiveland the poet, and had at the time of his sequestration 

nine [eight] children (several of which, besides the poet, were sufferers also) He 

was dispossessed by the committee of Leicester. Died in October, 1652, and was a very 
worthy person, and of a most exernplarv life." 

$ See the lite and the portrait of the poet in Vol. III. p. 913. of History and Antiquities 
of Leicestershire. 

214 The Cleivelands of England. [April, 

JosErn 3 Cleiveland ( Thomas? William 1 ), baptized at Loughborough, 

June 4, 1G20; lived at Hinckley. By first wife Dorothy , he 

had four children. She died in May, 1GC2. and was buried at 
Hinckley, May 7, 1GG2. He married a second wife who survived 
him.* He was the owner of and lived at the Star Inn in the Bor- 
ough of Hinckley, January 29, 1G74. Children by first wife: 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. at Hinckley, June 29, 1655. 

ii. Dorotuy, 4 b. at Hinckley, .March 26, 1657; buried there March 20, 

iii. Edith, 4 b. at Hinckley. April 5, 1659. 

iv. John, 4 b. at Hinckley, August 3, 1661. He removed to Liverpool to 
his uncle Richard* where he acquired a large fortune. He represent- 
ed Liverpool in parliament in 1710; purchased Birkhead Priory in 
Cheshire about the same time, and died Aug. 1, 1716 ; buried in St. 
Nicholas's church, Liverpool.! He married Anne Williamson of Liv- 
erpool, and had three children : 

1. John, 1 ' b. , oldest son. never married. 

2. WiLlia7ii, b b. at Liverpool in April, 1695; was member of parliament 

for Liverpool in 1722 ; d. March 25, 1724, unmarried. ;£ 

3. Alice, 5 b. , 1701 ; became sole heiress of the family. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Anne, 4 bapt. Jan. 1, 1663-4. 

Alice 5 Cleiveland (John* Joseph? Thomas, 2 William 1 ), born 1701; 
died at Overton, in Flintshire, of a third stroke of the palsy, Nov. 3, 
1769, aged GS. She married first, Thomas Lloyd, Esq., of Guern- 
hayled, in Flintshire, and had issue: 
i. Daughter, 6 who d. young. 

She married second, Francis Parry Price, Esq., of Brinypiece 
near Overton, in Flintshire, and of Castle Lions in Ireland ; died in 
1747. Had issue : 

ii. Kichard Parry 6 Price. Esq., of Brinypiece in Flintshire and of Castle 
Lions in Ireland, b. May 19, 1736. d. "May 14, 1762. He m. 1st, Dec. 
18, 1759, Dorothea, daughter of Sir John Byrne, hart., and sister of 
Sir Peter Leycester, bart. She died in Dec. 1761. Issue by first wife : 

1. Francis Parry 7 Price, b. at Brinypiece, Nov! 9, 1761 ; m. June 13, 

1783, a daughter of Rev. Mr. Wright of Mottram, St. Andrew, and 

had son and daughter ; living 1810. 
He married second, in 1765. Anne, daughter and sole heir of John Pule- 
ston, Esq., of Emeral in Flintshire ; living 1810. Issue by second wife : 

2. Richard Parry 7 Price, b. at Brinypiece, ^Sept. 3, 1765. He has taken 

the name of Pulestou ; twice married and Iras issue ; living 1^10. 

William. 3 Cleiveland (Thomasr William^), baptized at Hinckley, Sept. 
30, 1G28; was admitted of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, and took 
the degree of B.A. 1 650 ; became rector of Oldbury, to which he 
was presented by the lord chancellor, Oct. 10, 1GG0. He was also 
rector of Quatt; both near Bridgenorth, Shropshire. He died at 
Quatt in 1G66. He married Elizabeth Woodcock. She survived 
her husband and lived with her son at Dudley, where she died sud- 
- denly, April 24, 1705, aged about 76 or 77. Children : 
i. William, 4 b. in 1651 or 5 ; who m. Elizabeth Roirerson. 
ii. Elizabeth, 4 b. ; d. at London, Feb. 10, 1726-7 ; never married. 

* Qu. A daughter of Mr. Bavlcy of the Mithe ? See Vol. III. p. 602, ibid. 

t In St. Nicholas's Church in Liverpool on the monument of John and William Cleive- 
land, successively members of parliament for that borcmuh. the arms of Ciciveliiiid aie thus 
given: "Part)- per chevron sable ami ermine, a chevron engrailed couittcteh ins 'd." and 
for the crest, the head and neck erased of a white fishing ejgle. See Piatc CXVI. fig. 16. 

% See an account of his funeral, St. James's Evening Poot, April 28, 1724. 

1885.] The Chivelands of England. 215 

iii. Anne, 4 b. : d. at London. April 24, 17*27 ; never married. 

iy. Catherine, 4 b. ; m. 1st, Noah Rlanchaof Stepney. Middlesex, who 

d. Feb. 9, 1708. aged 42 ; 2d, William Cowdrey of Wimbledon in Sur- 
rey, who died May 17, 17*2.5. a. 61. She d. at Bridgenorth, and was 
buried at St. Leonard, May 10, 1731. 
• y. Margaret, 4 b. in 1000. after her father's death : was married at Dudley, 
July 3. 10<J9; d. at Bridgenorth, June 29, 1715. Her husband, Ar- 
thur Perey, son of John and Elizabeth (Lowe) Percy, died at Bridge- 
north iu 1741. Issue, two sons and four daughters. 

"William 4 Cleiveland (William, 3 Thomas? William 1 ), born in 1G54-5; 
was of Christ's College, Cambridge; admitted B.A. 1G77 ; M.A. 
1681 ; rector of Upton Cresset in Shropshire, 1681 ; vicar of Dud- 
ley in Worcestershire, 1684. He died suddenly, June 5, 1721, at 
Dudley, aged 66 ; buried June 8. He married at St. Mary's in 
Bridgenorth, June 20, 1682, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Alice 
Rogerson, baptized Nov. 27, 1656, died in childbed of a son, Oct. 
11, 1694; buried at Dudley. Children: 
i. John, 5 b. Feb. 13, 16S2-3 ; was of Christ's College. Cambridge, 1700; 
B.A. 1703; M.A. 1707; rector in llimley in Staffordshire; d. April 
17, 1745. He m. first at Moseley Chapel, Jan. 1, 1700, Mary Colles, 
who d. at Dudley, Sept. 20, 1712, buried at Northficld, Sept. 24. By 
her he had : 

1. Mary* b. at King's Norton. July 4, 1703 ; d. April 27, 1714. 

2. John, 6 b. at King's Norton, Oct. 4, 1709, bapt. 27th following; d. July 

12, 1721 ; buried at Dudley. 

3. William. 6 born at Dudley, March 8, 1710-11, bapt. the 18th following ; 

d. April 12, 1729 ; buried the 16th following at Dudley. 
He married second. Catherine, daughter of the Rev. Henry Grove, rector 
of St. Martin's in Birmingham, Dec. 0, 1719, and had: 

4. Catherine,* b. March 11, 1720-1 ; d. Jan. 29, 1721-2. 

ii. William, 5 b. April 22. 1634; buried 6th of July following. 

iii. Elizabeth, 5 b. Sept. 21, I6s5, at Dudley ; d. April 25, 1745 ; never mar. 

iv. Mary,* b. Oct. 24. 1636 ; d. the same year. 

v. Catherine, 5 b. Dec. 26, 1637; d. Jan. 12 following. 

vi. William, 5 b. at Dudley, Jan. 2, bapt. Jan. 31, 16c<9 ; was of St. John's 
College. Cambridge; B.A. 1711 ; M.A. 1715; rector of All Saints, 
Worcester, 1731 ; d. Feb. 12, 1753, a^ed 69; buried at Lindridge, Feb. 
14. lie m. at Lindridge. August 27, 1725, Elizabeth Lowe, eldest 
daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth Lowe, b. Aus. 14, 1693, d. Feb. 16, 
1769. Issue : 

1. Elizabeth, 5 b. at the Lowe in Lindridge parish, county Worcester, July 

5, 1726 ; d. at Worcester, unm. Nov. 9, 1736. 

2. William* b. at Worcester, June 27, 1731 ; of Magdalen Uall, Oxford ; 

B.A. 1754; M.A. 1757; succeeded his father in the rectory of All 
Saints,* Worcester, 1758; d. Sept. 8, 1794, aged 63. lie m. Sept. 
24, 1767, Margaret Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones, E-q., of 
Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, b. Feb. 23, 1736-7, d. in child-bed Jan. 
19, 1777. Child : 

1. Margaret Elizabeth Anne. 7 * b. Jan. 13, d. Jan. 15, 1777. 
vii. Thomas, 5 b. Sept. 27, 1690; d. May 13, 1691. 

• Of which he had been incumbent near thirty-seven years, havimr Feb. 8, 1758, suc- 
ceeded his father, who had been presented to the same by that excellent prelate Bi-hop 
Hough, and instituted by him June 10, 1731. So that the father and son had held this ben- 
efice upwards of sixty-three years, even from the birth of the latter, who may be said to 
have spent hi^ whole life, from his cradle to his death-bed, in the parsonage house at All 
feaints ; for which he had such a predilection, and such an attachment to this his first and only 
church (although attended with very severe duty, which he continued to the last to dis- 
charge himself), th"t no desire or prospect of preferment could tempt him to forsake it; 
for the Bishop or Dromons assured me that, to his knowledge, Mr. Cleiveland once refused 
the offer of a considerable benefice, which would have required him to abandon his beloved 
parishioners at All Saints* This cn.-evntious, worthy clergyman (who has died without 
issue) was the last of the name of Cleiveland of the family at Hmckley. 


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By the Rev. Andrew P. Peabodt, D.D., LL D., of Cambridge, Mass. 

EDWARD JARVIS, the son of Francis and Melicent Jarvis, 
was born in Concord, Massachusetts, January 9, 1803. His 
parents were persons of high character both as to intelligence and 
as to moral worth ; and his father was among those prominent citi- 
zens of Concord, who in the early part of the present century made 
that town a nursery of strength and virtue for the young people 
who grew up under their influence. Edward's father, in 1819, had 
one son in college ; and though Edward had a strong desire for a 
liberal education, he was unwilling to impose an added burden on 
the moderate competence which the family enjoyed. For this rea- 
son alone he sought employment in a woolen manufactory in Stow, 
where he remained eighteen months. At the end of that time the 
proprietor told Mr. Jarvis that, while his son worked faithfully and 
well, it was evident that his heart was in his books. His father 
therefore withdrew him and placed him at school. He commenced 
fitting for college at the public school in Concord, which was then 
kept by a college graduate, and finished his preparatory studies at 
the Westford Academy. He entered college in 1822 and graduated 
in 1826, having maintained a good rank in his class, and won the 
sincerest respect and regard of his teachers, and the lifelong affec- 
tion of those of his classmates whose habits of mind and of life 
brought them into relation with him. 

On leaving college he kept school for a short time in Concord, 
commencing at the same time the study of medicine with Dr. Bart- 
lett. He subsequently became a pupil of the elder Dr. Shattuck in 
Boston, and under his direction practised gratuitously among the 
poor families that were then thickly clustered in the western portion 
of the city. He attended the required courses of lectures in Boston, 
and also the medical courses of an entire year in the University of 
Vermont. Taking his medical degree in 1830, in the summer of 


213 Memoir of Edward Jarvis, M.D. [July, 

that year he established himself as a physician in Northfield, Massa- 
chusetts, with good prospect of permanent success. But a vacancy 
that occurred in the profession in his native place, induced him to 
return thither in 1831. 

In 183-4 he married Almira Hunt, of Concord, who was thence- 
forth his faithful helper in his entire life-work, and whose blended 
strength and beauty of character, veiled by modesty and reserve from 
the larger world, have left the most precious memories with all 
whose privilege it was to know her. 

In 1837 Dr. Jarvis removed to Louisville, Kentucky. Here he 
had an extensive and successful, but not a largely remunerative 
practice. AVhile he entered into no controversy and encountered no 
hostility, he did not conceal his opinion with regard to slavery. At 
the same time his severe simplicity of manners and his plain style of 
living were undoubtedly hindrances in the way of obtaining a lucra- 
tive business. Yet he had there many strongly attached friends, and 
his labors and influence were recognized as of no little value in the 
educational and philanthropic institutions of the city and the state. 
But he was too thoroughly a New England man to be permanently 
satisfied with modes of thought and life very widely different from 
those in which he felt a birthright. He therefore returned to Mas- 
sachusetts, and in 1843 settled in Dorchester, which was his home 
for the residue of his life. Here he came at once into a good circle 
of general practice, which he retained as long as he wanted it, and 
indeed longer ; for there were families that would not give him up 
at his own request, and remained under his charge until by reason 
of bodily infirmity he was no longer able to serve them. 

But while in Kentucky he had become greatly interested in insan- 
ity, and shortly after his removal to Dorchester he began to receive 
insane patients in his own house. In the treatment of these cases 
he was signally successful, supplementing the resources of profes- 
sional science and skill with the still more efficient regimen of the 
most assiduous kindness, in which he had the constant aid of his 
excellent wife. His restored patients were ever afterward hia 
grateful and loving friends, his frequent visitors, and in some cases 
his habitual correspondents. This is readily understood by those 
who were intimate with him in his home, and who saw the well-being 
and comfort of his patients the one supreme domestic care and in- 
terest, throwing everything else into the background ; while calori- 
fic light-beams of tender pity and love seemed to be perpetually 
forcing their way into the clouded or darkened intellect. 

Dr. Jarvis was for many years officially connected with the Insti- 
tution for the Blind and the School for Idiots in South Boston, and 
had the charge of both of those institutions during several long ab- 
sences of Dr. Howe. He constantly bestowed upon their interests 
a large amount of time and labor, and was the confidential adviser 
of their teachers and managers . Of the School for Idiots he was 

1885.] Memoir of Edward Jarvis, M.D. 219 

for many years, and till his death, the titular superintendent, — an 
office which, except as to compensation, was no sinecure, until he 
became too feeble for active duty. 

Dr. .Jarvis was thoroughly versed in the science of physiology, as 
it was understood and taught in his youth and prime, though for the 
last twenty or thirty years his studies have been diverted into other 
channels. Nearly forty years ago he prepared for the use of schools 
a smaller and a larger treatise on physiology, — books which, while 
scientifically thorough, are rich, yet unobtrusively so, in the appli- 
cation of the truths of science to their sanitary and moral uses. Of 
these books it is enough to sav that, without anv of the methods 
usually employed to give currency to school-books, they were at 
once adopted in many of the best schools, were regarded with dis- 
tinguishing favor by many teachers of the highest reputation, and 
remained in extensive use for more than the normal life-time of a 

Dr. Jarvis must have had special native endowments for the sci- 
ence of statistics, though he always made it secondary and auxiliary 
to philanthropic uses. His main purpose in the manipulation of 
figures was to determine or prove laws of health, whether of mind, 
body or soul. He justly regarded the tabulated results of actual 
enumeration as the only proper basis for sanitary regulations, for 
specific modes of treatment in certain forms of disease, physical and 
mental, and for conclusions in very many cases of the mutual rela- 
tion and interaction of physical and moral causes and effects. He 
recognized the fallibility of figures, and was therefore always care- 
ful, when the subject was not self-limited, to let his figures cover a 
sufficient extent of time, space, or both, to merge exceptional peri- 
ods or districts in the general or average result. It is believed that 
no man of his time dealt so largely, so skilfully or so usefully, with 
figures as he ; and it was by virtue of a rightful and acknowledged 
primacy that he held for many years the place of President of the 
American Statistical Association. In 1860 he represented that as- 
sociation in a convention of statisticians held in London, in which 
he took a prominent part and received numerous attestations of the 
value attached to his labors by his fellow-laborers in all the coun- 
tries of Europe. He was in frequent correspondence — with exchange 
of documents — with all well known official and amateur statisticians 
on the other side of the Atlantic, and had a large polyglot library of 
statistical publications as the result of such correspondence. He 
prepared the report and digest of mortality for the United States 
Census of 1860, and performed important labor for that of 1870. 

Dr. Jarvis was a ready, able and copious writer. He was a con- 
tributor to almost all our leading literary and medical periodicals, 
besides printing independently not a few lectures and addresses. His 
writings cover a very wide range of subjects, among which the treat- 
ment of the insane, sanitary laws and measures, physical, mental 

220 Memoir of Edward Jarvis, M. D. [July, 

and moral education, and the causes and remedies of vice and crime, 
hold a foremost place. He never wrote except with philanthropic 
purpose ; and on many subjects now of general interest, his were 
pioneer essays, designed and adapted to wake the public mind to 
pressing needs and urgent claims. The strongest proof of a writer's 
influence is often found in the fact that the lapse of a few years 
makes his most forceful writings trite and obsolete. This would 
probably be the case, in many instances, in which Dr. Jarvis was a 
boldly original writer, but was overtaken by the public opinion 
which he largely helped to create. Thus a collection of his writings 
would fail to do him justice, simply because people in general have 
learned to think and act as he led the way. Had he bestowed on 
one great work the ability, labor, research and skill which he scat- 
tered along many years on subjects that were or deserved to be 
of immediate interest, he would have left a larger and more endur- 
ing reputation, while performing not a tithe of the service that he 
actually rendered to human progress and welfare. 

We append to this notice a list of his writings, most, but not all 
of them, published in some form. It will be seen from this list how 
wide a field his pen traversed, and never, as it is believed, aimlessly 
or fruitlessly. 

In 1874 Dr. Jarvis had a slight attack of paralysis, from which 
he recovered only slowly and partially. For two or three years 
after this illness he was unable to perform any labor of pen or mind. 
But he gradually resumed his working power, and commenced com- 
piling materials for the history of his native town. 

In 1880 he completed a manuscript volume of six hundred and 
fifty pages, entitled " Traditions and Reminiscences of Concord from 
1719 to 1878." In 1883 he added to it another large volume, en- 
titled "Houses and People of Concord, 1810-1820," containing 
biographical sketches of " the prominent people who contributed 
to the advancement of the town." These volumes are deposited in 
the Concord Public Library. They are written with great care and 
precision, and include all of the local history that can be of any es- 
sential value for coming generations. 

Dr. Jarvis's character was built on the early laid and substantial 
basis of Christian faith and piety. The Supreme Exemplar of ex- 
cellence was his model and his guide. No man can ever have lived 
with a more definite and pervading purpose of usefulness. He was 
always on the watch for opportunities of doing good, and that not 
only in specific services, but in all the details of common life and 
daily intercourse. It may be doubted whether he was ever known 
to say an unkind word to or of any person, and those who knew him 
from his boyhood cannot recall a word or act of his which they could 
wish to forget. 

He died not of acute or painful disease, but by the slow and 
kindly decay of nature, and passed away quietly on the 31st of Oc- 

1885.] Memoir of Edward Jarvis, M.D. 221 

tober, 1884. His wife, whose whole life had been bound up in his, 
bore his departure with calm and hopeful resignation ; but the strain 
was too great for an already enfeebled frame, and on the third day 
from his death she sank into a peaceful slumber, from which there 
was no waking in this world. The funeral service was performed 
for them both on the 5th of November, in the church in which for 
more than forty years they had been constant and devout wor- 
shippers and communicants. 


1829. Anatomy and Physiology of Vegetables. Concord Lyceum. Dis- 

sertation. Boylston Prize. MS. 

Analogies of Vegetable and Animal Life. MS. 

Vegetable Products. Food. Concord Lyceum, Northfield, Green- 
field, Warwick, Winciiester, Athol. MS. 

Vegetable Products, — Wood. Concord Lyceum. MS. 

Puerperal Fever. Graduation Thesis. 

1830. Chemistry. — Thermometer, Heat, Electricity, Oxygen, Combustion, 

Salts, Lime, Minerals, &c. Six Lectures, Northfield Lyceum, 

Dec. 1830 to April 1831. 
Lectures on Anatomy, as showing the wisdom of the Creator and 

His continuing watchfulness and benevolence. Northfield Sunday 

School Teachers. Eight Lectures. Again, read in Concord 

to Teachers, 1883. 
Properties of Life. Northfield and Greenfield Lyceums. 

1831. Analogies and Differences of Vegetable and Animal Economy. 

Northfield and Greenfield Lyceums. 

1832. Peculiarities and Habits of Animals. Northfield Lyceum. 
Vegetable Anatomy and Physiology. Two Lectures. Northfield 

Cholera in Warwick. Medical Magazine, 1832. 
Effect of Pre-judgment on Formation of Opinion, — Independent 

Habits of Thought. Concord Lyceum. 

1833. Analogies of Vegetable and Animal Life. Scientific Tracts. Stow, 

Harvard and Framingham Lyceums. 
Ladies' Fairs. New England Magazine. 

1835. Mixed Diet. Concord and Lexington Lyceums. 

Pathology of Intemperance. A series of articles in Boston Mer- 
cantile Journal. 
Temperance. Bedford. 

1836. Diet. Concord Lyceum. 

- Vegetable Diet. Concord Lyceum. 

Intemperance and Disease. Boston Medical Journal. 
Intemperance, First Steps. Concord, Lexington and Sudbury. 

1837. Address to Sunday Schools, July 4th. Louisville. 

1840. Properties of Life. Lectures, Louisville. MS. 

1841. Insanity in Kentucky and the West. Louisville Medical Journal. 

Insanity and Insane Asylums. Louisville Med. Jour. Pam. 

1842. What shall we do with our Insane ? " " " 
vol. xxxix. 20* 

222 Memoir of Edward Jarvis, M.D. [July, 

Insanity in Indiana. Louisville Medical Journal. 

Early Hospitals for the Insane. Boston Medical Journal. 

McLean Asylum. Review of Report. Lou. Med. Journal. 

Statistics of Insanity. Lou. Med. Journal. 

Insanity in Massachusetts. Articles in Boston Mer. Journal. 

Conditions of Health. Two Lectures. Concord Lyceum. 

Reminiscences of a Medical Student. Boston Journal. 

1843. Registration and Sickness. Mass. Med. Society. 
Review of Mann's Report. Common School Journal. 
Insanity among the Colored Population. . Phila. Med. Journal. 
Law of Physical Life. Christian Examiner. 

Vital Statistics. Mass. Med. Society. 

1844. Insanity in the Colored Population. Journal of Insanity. 
Population of the United States, approximate comparison of lon- 
gevity in Northern and Southern State. British Assoc for 
Advancement of Science. Statistical So. Journal. 

Influence of Climate on Longevity. Boylston Prize Dissertation. 

Received prize of §60. 
Insanitv in the Colored Population. Boston Med. Journal. 

1845. Health Laws. Two Lectures. Dorchester, Concord. MS. 
Respiration. Lecture. Neponset, Concord. MS. 

Diet and Digestion. Lecture. Concord. MS. 

Interment. Review of Dunglison. Phila. Med. Jour. 

Sixth Census of the United States, Errors. Statistical Associa- 
tion. Sent to Congress and printed by Congress. Hunt's Mer- 
chants' Mag. 

1846. Air, Ventilation, Respiration. Lecture. Concord. MS. 
Idiots. Lecture. Concord. 

Vital Organs. Lecture. Dorchester and Concord. 

Study of Physiology. Hartford, American Teachers' Asso. 

Practical Physiology. 

1847. Primary Physiology. 

Insane Hospitals in Massachusetts. Boston Mer. Jour. 
Increase of Insanity. Superintendents' Association. Journal of 

1848. Sanitary Survey of the State. Statistical Association. Mass. 

Med. Soc. Memorial to Legislature. 
Health of Town3, Report. Review of. Phila. Med. Jour. 

1849. Sanitary Survey of State. Mass. Med. Soc Statistical Associa- 

tion. Memorial to Legislature. 
Hospitals for the Insane, Mass. Boston Mer. Journal. 
Production of Vital Force. Address to Mass. Med. Soc 
Idiots. Review of Reports. Phila. Med. Jour. 
New Hospital for the Insane. Boston Med. Jour. 
History of McLean Asylum. Christian Examiner. 
Review of Ventilation. Phila. Med. Jour. 

1850. Insanity in Sexes. Assoc of Superintendents. Journal of In- 

Letter to State Sanitary Commiss. in Commissioner's Report. 
Effect of Distance on Use of Lunatic Hospitals. Boston Med. 

Vital Statistics of New England. American Med. Association 


1885.] Memoir of Edward Jarvis, AI.D. 223 

Statistics of Insanity. Boston Med. Jour. 

1851. Review of Mr. Shattuck's Health Report. Phila. Med. Jour. 
Plau of Insane Hospitals. Boston Med. Jour. 

Review of Shattuck's Report. " " 

Idiots. Lecture. Concord and Neponset. 

Census of Insanity. Mass. Med. Soc. Boston Med. Jour. 

1852. Review of Registration, Mass. Phila. Med. Journal. 
Causes of Insanity. Lecture. Concord. 
Increase of Insanity. Jour, of Insanity. April. 

Review of Bowditch's History of McLean Asylum. Christian Ex. 

Life of Dr. Thaxter. Boston Med. Jour. 

Ventilation, Review. u " " 

Annual Address. Norfolk Med. Soc. 

Judge Leland and the Norfolk Insane. 

Insane of Norfolk County. Med. Society. 

Causes of Insanity. Norfolk Med. Society. 

1854. Dr. Shattuck's Life and Character. 

1855. Registration, Mass. Phila. Med. Journal, 
Petition to Legislature for better Registration. 
Insane and Idiots. Mass. State Report. 
Report of Committee on New Hospital. 
History of Lunacy Commission. Med. Journal. 
Doings of Lunacy Commission. Superintendents* Asso. 
Code of Health Laws for Dorchester. 

Address of Lunacy Commission to Physicians of Massachusetts. 

1856. Occupation and Longevity. Statistical Asso. Tran3. 

" " " ' Boston Med. Jour. 

Address. Northampton. 
Study of the Law of Life. Dedham. 

1857. Character of Samuel Hoar. Christian Examiner. 
Distribution of Hospital Reports. Journal of Insanity. 

1858. Tendency of Unbalanced Mind to Insanity. Journal of Education. 
Law of Registration. American Med. Assoc. Trans. 

1859. Review of Wynne. Phila. Med. Journal. 
Causes of Insanity. North Am. Review. 
Law of Insanity, Mass. Law Reporter. 
Health of Back Bay. Petition. 

1860. Taxation in Massachusetts. British Assoc, for the Advancement 

of Science, London. 

Vital Statistics in United States. Trans, of the International Sta- 
tistical Congress, London. 

Improvements in Census Inquiry. Trans. Statistical Congress, 

Physiological Origin of Crime. Trans. Statistical Cong., London. 

Provision for the Criminal Insane. Journal of Insanity. 

Code of Health Laws. Dorchester. 

Private Asylums. Journal of Insanity. 

1861. Labor in Hospitals. " «•<■*'. 

Report of Committee on Memorial for Board of Health. 
Memorial for Board of Health, State Report. 
Travels in England. Statistical Association, Boston. 
Housekeepers aud Health. Dorchester Conversational Club. 
Petition for Sanitary Care of the Army. 

224 Memoir of Edward Jar vis, 31. D. [July, 

1862. Worcester Hospital Report. (State Doc.) 
Sanitary Condition of the Army. Atlantic Monthly. 
Diseases, Medical and Surgical, of the Army. Norfolk Med. Soc. 

1863. Report on Army Hospitals, to Sanitary Commission. 
Worcester Hospital Report. (State Doc.) 

1865. Worcester Hospital Memorial. (Legislative Doc.) 

1866. Intemperance and Disease, — Mortality. Norfolk Med. Soc. Bos- 

ton Med. Jour. Pr. 

Mortality Volume in U. S. Census, 

Distance, Effect of, on Use of Hospitals. N. Y. Journal of Insan- 

1867. Report of Idiot School. 
Report of Blind Institution. 

1868. Mortality of Foundlings. (Legislative Doc.) 

Character and History of American Asylums. Letter to Sir James 

1869. Mania Transitoria. Journal of Insanity. 
Trial of Andrews. Boston Med. Jour. 

Letters to Committee of Congress. Report to Committee of Con- 
gress. Ninth Census. 
Increase of Human Life. 
Effect of Cities on Human Life. Mass. Med. Society. 

1870. Provision for the Insane. 
Statistical Tables for Hospital Reports. 
Life of Dr. Con oily. 

1871. Education and Insanity. U. S. Education Report. 
Immigration. Atlantic Monthly. 

1872. Infant Mortality. State Health Report. 

Population of U. S., History of Progress. Am. Statistical Assoc. 

International Statistical Congress. Petersburgh. Aunales 

Demigraphi, Paris. 
Laws of Health. Eleven Lectures for Mr. Gannett's School, 


1873. Physiological Origin of Crime. Social Science. 
Effect of War upon Births. Health Association. 

1874. Advantages of Common P^ducation to Common Labor. U. S. Na- 

tional Education Report. 
1877. History and Progress of Population in the United States. 
! 1878. Social and Domestic History of Concord, Mass. Traditions and 

1883. Financial Connection of the Use of Spirits and Wine with the Peo- 

ple of Concord, Mass. 

1884. The Supposed Decay of Families. Historical and Genealogical 


History. — History touches all human life, on every side. It instructs the indi- 
vidual. It gives a new tone to a community. It elevates a nation. It enlivens a 
generation. It inspires the human race. All that may be known, remembered, 
felt, loved, hated, venerated or shunned ; all things and ;ill ideas, cognizable by the 
human mind, or which excite human emotion, all spiritual as well as all material 
things, are found within its domain. — Hon. John A. Andrew. 

1885.] Descendants of Rev. Daniel Rogers. 225 


By John Ward Dean, A.M., of Boston. 

WE have been able to add to and correct the record of the fam- 
ily of the Rev. Daniel Rogers, printed in the Registeb, 
xii. 339, as follows : 

1. Rev. Daniel 6 Rogers {Daniel* Rev. John, 9 Rev. Nathaniel* Rev. 
John 1 ), born at Ipswich, Oct. 17, 1706, graduated H. C. 1725, or- 
dained at Littleton, Mass., March 15, 1732, as the second minister 
of that church. He died Nov. 22, 1782, aged 76. 

He married 1st at Concord, Jan. 16, 1734-5, Mary, daughter of 
Rev. John and Marv (Cotton) Whiting of Concord. She died Feb. 
14,1738. Their child: 
i. , d. Feb. 11, 1738, three days before the mother. 

He married 2d, May 29, 1739, Mrs. Elizabeth (Ruggles) Dum- 
mer, born at Wilmington, June 21, 1707, widow of Samuel Dum- 
mer of Wilmington, and daughter of the Rev. Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Whiting) Ruggles of Billerica (see Reg. xxxv. 267), by 
whom he had : 

ii. Daniel, b. Feb. 13, 1739-40, d. 1740. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1741 ; d. in Boston, 1815 ; m. June 27, 1766, 

Abel Willard, of Lancaster, graduated H. C. 1752, d. in England, 

1781. No issue. (See Register, xii. 339.) 

2. iv. Jeremiah Dummer, b. March 25, 1743, a lawyer ; m. at Boston, Dec. 25, 

1769, Bathsheba Thacher. 
v. Daniel, b. Feb. 7, 1744, d. young. 
vi. Samuel, b. Oct. 11, 1746. 
vii. Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 1748, d. 1753. 

3. viii. Daniel, b. Nov. 30, 1749 ; m. 1st, Mary Newman (pub. Dec. 4, 1779) ; 

m. 2d, Hannah Whitcombe, March 26, 1786. 
ix. John, b. 1751, d. 1753. 

x. Sarah, b. Feb. 1755, d. July 5, 1835 ; m. May 8, 1784, Samuel Parkman, 

a merchant of Boston,* b. Aug. 22, 1751, d. June 11, 1824. Children: 

I. Elizabeth Willard,- 1 b. March 31, 1785, m. Feb. 2, 1809, Hon. Robert 

• She was his second wife. By his first wife Sarah, daughter of Francis Shaw, whom 
he married Feb. 11, 1773, and who died March, 17S2, he hadr i. Samuel Burt, born Feb. 
19, 1774, died in England, April 4, 1798. ii. Sarah, born at Brookfield, Oct. 17, 1775, mar- 
ried July 20, 1798, Edward Blake, who died Jan. 15, 1817. Thev had—1. Sarah R., married 
Charles P. Dexter; 2. Hannah P., died 1814, aged 14; 3. Edward, d. 1814, aged 12; 4. 
Samuel P., married Ann B. Cunningham; 5. Edward ; 6. John P., died 1814, aged 7 ; 7. 
James Henry ; 8. Susan P. ; 9. Eliza W., died 1814, aged 2; 10. Abigail, iii. Hannah, 
born at Concord, July 9, 1777, died Dec. 14, 1814, married Edward Tuckerman, Dec. 13, 
1790, and had—1. Hannah P. Mr. Tuckerman married 2d. Jan. 28, 1817, Sophia May, 
and had— 2. Prof. Edward, LL.D., of Amherst, Mass., H. C. 18*7, married Sarah E. S. 
Cushing; 3. Samuel P., married Mary E. O. Perry ; 4. Frederic G., married Hannah L. 
B. Jones; 5. Sophia M "., married David Ecklev, Jr. iv. Abigail, b. at Boston, Feb. 14, 
1779, died July 28, 1817; m. Rev. Joseph Tuckerman, and bad— 1. Susanna P., died 1809, 
aeedo; 2. Abigail P., married J. P. Spooner, M.D. ; 3. Edward F. v. Susanna, born 
June 4, 1780, died Oct. 1827, married Sept. 11, 1804, Nathaniel R.Sturgis, and had—1. JVa- 
thaniel P., married 1st, L. Paine, 2d, M. Hubbard; 2 Henry P.; 3. Samuel P. ; 4. Eliza 
P. ; 5. Susan P. ; 6. Sarah B., died young; 7. Charles J. ; 8. Sarah B., m. Hon. Robert 
O. Shaw; 9. George ; 10. Harriet T. ; 11. fames P. ; 12. Robert G. vi. John, born Jan. 25, 
1782, d. Dec. 10, 1837, married Aug. 1, 1804, Sarah Rand, and had—1. Mary J., died young ; 
2. Samuel; 3. John ; 4. Hannah T. ; 5. Theodore; 6. Anna A. ; 7. Isaac R. ; 8. Mary Jane. 

226 Descendants of Rev. Daniel Rogers. [July, 

G.Shaw. Shed. April 14, 1853. lied. May 3, 1853. (See Memorial 
Biographies, vol. ii. p. 38.) Their children were : 

i. Francis George, 8 an author and translator (Reg. xxxviii. 
116), b. Oct. 23, 1809, d. Nov. 7, 1S82 ; m. Sarah Blake 
Sturgis. Ch. 1. Anna, 5 m. George William Curtis, 
LL.D., a prominent literary and political writer ; 2. Robert 
Gould,' colonel of a regiment of colored soldiers, killed in 
the attack on Fort Wagner, July 18, 1803. m. Anna Knee- 
land Haggerty ; 3. Susanna, 9 m. Robert B. Minturn ; 4. 
Josephine, 9 m. Brig. Gen. Charles Russell Lowell (Reg. 
xix. 81) ; 5. Ellen, 9 m. Gen. Francis C. Barlow. 

ii. Sarah Parkman, 8 b.- March 3, 1811, m. George R. Russell. 
Ch. 1. Elizabeth, 9 m. Hon. Theodore Lyman ; 2 Henry S., 9 
m. Mary H. Forbes ; 3. Anna, 9 m. Alexander Agassiz ; 4. 
Emily, 9 m. Charles L. Peirson ; 5. Marian ; 9 6. Robert 
Shaw, m. Margaret Curtis; 9 7. Sarah Shaw, 9 m. James B. 

iii. Samuel Parkman, 8 b. Nov. 19, 1813, d. Dec. 7, 1869, m. 
Hannah Buck. Ch. 1. Elizabeth W. 9 ; 2. Francis G. 9 ; 
3. Anna B. 9 ; 4. Sarah F.* ; 5. George R., 9 m. Emily 
Mott; 6. Robert G., 9 m. Isabella P. Hunnewell ; 7. Sam- 
uel P., 9 m. Caroline G. Bramwell ; 8. xMary G. 9 ; 9. Quin- 
cy Adams 9 ; 10. Henry R. 9 ; 11. Mabel. 9 

iv. Robert G., 8 b. Sept. 17, 1815, d. Dec. 2, 1853, m. Mary L. 
Sturgis. Ch. 1. Mary Louisa. 9 

V. Anna Blake, 8 b. Aug. 6, 1817. m. Col. William Batchelder 
Greene (Reg. xxxif. 37b). Ch. I.Elizabeth W. 9 ; 2. Sa- 
rah R. 9 ; 3. Robert S. 9 ; 4. William B., 9 m. Edith Phillott. 

vi. Gardner Howland, 8 b. June 10, 1819, d. May I. 1SG7, m. 
Cora Lyman. Ch. 1. Amy. 9 m. John Collins Warren ; 2. 
Francis 9 ; 3. Henry R. 9 

vii. Joseph Coolidgc, 8 b. Jan. 22, 1821, d. Mar. 10, 1851, a Cath- 
olic priest. 

viii. Elizabeth Willard, 8 b. Feb. 3, 1823, d. Feb. 14, 1850, m. 
Daniel A. Oliver. Ch. 1. Robert Shaw, 9 m. Marion Rath- 
bone; 2. Francis Shaw. 9 

is.. Quincy Adams, 8 b. Feb. 8. 1825, m. Pauline Agassiz. Ch. 

1. Louis Agassiz 9 : 2 Pauline 9 ; 3. Marian 9 ; 4. Quincy 
Alexander 9 ; 5. Robert Gouid. 9 

x. William Henry, 8 b. Julv 9, 1827, d. Feb. 24, 1828. 

xi. Marian, 8 b. Dec. 21. 1828. d. March 9, 1855, m. Frederick R. 

Sears. Ch. 1. Marian Shaw, 9 ra. Charles T. Lovering ; 2. 

Frederick Richard, 9 m. Eleunora R. Coolidge. 

2. Rev. Francis, 7 b. June 3, 1788, graduated H. C. 1S07 ; m. 1st, Jan. 
- 19, 1818, Sarah Cabot, who d. Nov. 23, 1818 ; m. 2d, Caroline Hall 

of Medford, who d. August, 1871 ; ordained pastor of the New 
North Church, Boston, Dec. 8, 1813. He died Nov. 12, 1852. By 
his first wife he had : 

i. Sarah Cal»t, 8 b. Nov. 16, 1818, m. William P. Atkinson. 
Ch. 1. Charles F.» ; 2. Emily 9 ; 3. Francis 9 ; 4. Susan. 9 
By his second wife he had : 

ii. Francis, 8 b. Sept. 16, 1823, the distinguished historian, grad. 
H. C. 1844 ; m. Katharine Bigelow. Ch. 1. Grace 9 ; 2. 
Francis 9 ; 3. Katharine S. 9 
iii. Caroline Hall 1 ; b. June 30, 1825; m. Rev. John Cordner, 
LL.D., a Cnitarian clergyman and author, formerly of 
Montreal, Canada, now of Boston. Ch. 1. Mary A^nes 9 ; 

2. Elizabeth Parkman 9 ; 3. Caroline. 9 
iv. Mary Agnes,' d. 1827. 

t. George. 8 

vi. Mary Brooks,* b. 1830. d. 1866. 

vii. John Eiiot.* b. June, 1832, d. Dec. 1871. 

viii. Elizabeth W. S., 8 b. July 4, 1*34. 

3. GeoryeJ phy>ieian, b. Feb. 19, 1790, died Nov. 23, 1849 ; m. Feb. 

26, 1816, Eliza A. McDonough, daughter of Thomas McDonou^h, 
British Consul at Boston. They had : 

1885.] Descendants of Rev. Daniel Rogers. 227 

i. George F., 8 b. 1816, d. 1819. 
ii. Harriet, 8 b. 1821. 
iii. George, 8 b. 1823. 

4. Samuel, 7 b. Sept. 1791, II. 0. 1810, m. April, 1815, Mary Mason, 

daughter of Hon. Jonathan Mason of Boston. He d. 1849 in Paris, 
France. They had : 

i. Samuel, 8 b. Jan. 21, 1816. II. C. 1834, phvsician, Boston, d. 

Dec. 15, 1854, in. May 7, 1849, Mary Eliot, daughter of 

Edmund Dwight (see Dwight Gencalosv, p. 899). Ch. 1. 

Henry, 9 b. May 23, 1850, II. C. 1870, a lawyer at Boston ; 

2. Ellen Twisleton, 9 b. November 18, 1853, in. William W. 

Vaughan, and has one child Mary Eliot, 10 b. March 1, 1884. 
ii. Henry, 8 b. Sept. 29. 1817, d. at sea. 
iii. Powell, 8 b. April 1, 1819. 

5. Daniel, 7 b. Sept. 1794, d. March 25, 1841 ; m. 1st, Nov. 18, 1817, 

Harriet Tilden, who d. July, 1819. Married 2d, May, 1826, Mary 
G., daughter of Thomas McDonough. By his first wife he had : 
i. Samuel Blake. 8 
By his second wife he had : 

ii. Charles, 8 b. Jan. 29, 1827. 
iii. Mary Harriet, 8 b. Feb. 1, 1828. 
xi. Lucy, b. Sept. 18, 1756. d. June 26. 1846, m. Rev. Jonathan Newell of 
Stow, Mass. (pub. Sept. 24, 1781). He was born in Needham. Dec. 
8, 1749, graduated H. C. 1770, ordained at Stow, Oct. 11, 1774, died 
Oct. 4, 1830. Children : 

1. Jonathan, 7 b. at Stow, Oct. 11, 1784, II. C. 1805, a physician at Stow, 
d. Feb. 6, 1863, m. Eunice daughter of Alpheus Bigelow of Weston. 

i. George. 8 

ii. A daughter, 8 m. Mr. Gerry, and perhaps others. 

2. Samuel, 7 '' a merchant in Boston and for several years postmaster of 

Cambridge." Mortally wounded Jan. 6, 1853, on the raiload, when 
President Pierce's son was killed. 

3. Charles, 7 a merchant at Stow, afterwards resided at Chattanooga, 


4. George 7 H. C. 1823, a physician in Petersham, Mass., d. Nov. 4, 


5. David Rogers,' b. July 5, 1801, resided at Stow. 

Rev. Daniel 3 Rogers m. 3d, Elizabeth Minot, in 1763. She died 
Sept. 13, 1779, aged- 74. 

2. Jeremiah Dcmmer 6 Rogers (Rev. Daniel? Daniel} Rev. John, 9 Rev. 
Nathaniel? Rev. John 1 ), born at Littleton, March 25, 1743, gradu- 
ated EL C 1762, commenced practice of law at Littleton, was one 
of the addressors of Hutchinson in 1774, and removed to Boston. 
After the battle of Bunker Hill he was appointed commissary to 
the Royal Troops that continued to occupy Charlestown, and lived 
in a house on the present site of the Unitarian Church, corner of 
Main and Green Streets. He died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jan. 
14, 1784. He married Bathsheba Thacher, Dec. 25, 1769, who 
survived him. They had : 

L Jeremiah Dcmmer, AM. from Harv. Coll. 1824, a classical teacher, one 
of his pupils being Lord Byron. He died at Nottingham, Eng., 1832. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Dr. William Spooner of B.oston. 

iii. Margaret, b. 1778. m. 1804, Jonathan Chapman, Esq. He d. 1832. 
She d. July 30, 1658, aged about 80. 'fhev'had : 

1. Margaret? b. 1805 : m. 1826, Ozias Goodwin ; d. s. p. 1831. 

2. Hon. Jonathan* b. Jan. 30, 1807, gr. H. C. 1825, mayor of Boston 

1840-12, d. May 25, 1818 ; m. April 25, 1832, Lucinda, daughter of 
Jonathan Dwight. They had : 

i. Jonathan, 9 b. March 11, 1836, gr. H. C. 1856, d. 1881, m. 
Ellen lrvin. One child— 1. Thomas Irvin. 10 

228 Descendants of Rev. Daniel Rogers. [July» 

ii. Eliza Dwight, f b. 1838, m. 1866, Jotham Post. Ch. I. Eli- 

xa Chapman 10 ; 2. John Reed. 10 
iii. Susan, 9 b. 1843, m. 1867, Frederick Dexter. 
iv. Mary Bliss, 9 b. 1845. 
▼. Florence, 9 b. 1847, m. 1872, Henry Dalton. Ch. 1. Alice 10 ; 

2. Philip Spauldirm 10 ; 3. Susan Dexter 10 ; 4. Florence 10 ; 

5. Ellen Bancroft. 10 

3. Dummer Rogers* b. 1608, d. 1865, m. 1831, Jane Eliza Coolidge. 

They had : 
i. Margaret Goodwin, 9 b. 1832, d. 1838. 
ii. George William, 9 b. 1834. d. 1862. 
iii. Jane Eliza Coolidge, 9 b. 1839. 
iv. Emily Davis, 9 b. 1854. 

4. Rev. George.* b. July 13, 1809, gr. H. C. 1828, minister at Framing- 

ham 1833-4, d. June 2, 1834. 

5. Lucy Newel/, 8 b. 1811, m. 1832, Ozias Goodwin. They had, besides 

three children who died young : 

i. Richard Goodwin, 9 b. 1833, d. 1862. 

ii. Eliza. 9 

iii. Ozias. 9 

iv. Mary Chapman, 9 m. Oliver Fairfield Wadsworth. Ch. 1. 

Oliver 10 ; 2. Lucv 10 ; 3. Elizabeth 10 ; 4. Richard 10 ; 5. 

Eliot 10 ; 6. Philip'. 10 
v. Lucy, 9 m. Alexander Fairfield "Wadsworth. 

6. Richard Miller* b. 1813, d. 1879. 

7. Elizabeth Phillips* b. 1814, m. Rev. Frederick Turell Gray. (See 

Memorial Biographies, vol. ii. 345.) They had : 
i. Frederick Turell, 9 b. 1835. 
ii. Elizabeth Chapman, 9 b. 1837. 

iii. Manraret Rogers, 9 b. 1839, d. 1876, m. 1862, Francis Mc- 
Neil Bacon. Ch. 1. Francis McNeil 10 ; 2. Margaret Gray 10 ; 

3. James Frederick 10 ; 4. Elizabeth C. 10 ; 5. Rogers Ham- 
mond. 10 

iv. Emily, 9 b. 1843. 

v. Eleanor Baker, 9 b. 1847, m. 1871, Patrick Tracy Jackson, Jr. 
Ch. 1. Patrick Tracy 10 ; 2. Arthur L. 10 ; 3. Susan L. 10 ; 

4. Frederick Gray. 10 
vi. Marion Phillips. 9 

8. William* b. 1816, d. 1834. 

«. Nancy Rogers* b. 1818, d. 1852. 

10. Ozias Goodwin* b. 1620, d. 1866, m. 1846, Elizabeth Russell. They 
i. William, 9 b. 1847, d. 1865. 
ii. James Russell, 9 b. 1851, m. 1879, Antoinette Hagar. Ch. 1. 

Mary Hagar 10 ; 2. Russell Goodwin. 10 
iii. Margaret Rogers, 9 b. 1856. 
iv. Annie Bourne, 9 b. 1862. 
iv. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1781, d. Jan. 26, 1862 ; m. Dec. 5, 1808, David Ellis, 
b. in Dedham, Mas3., June 21, 1765. They had : 

1. Mary Elizabeth* b. Sept. 4, 1609. 

2. William Henry* b. Oct. 14, 1810, lost at sea bound from Portland to 

Havana, June, 1834. 

3. Lucy Ann* b. July 4, 1812. 

4. George Edward * D.D.. LL.D., president of the Massachusetts His- 

torical Society, b. Aug. 8, 1814, grad. H. C. 1633, pastor of Har- 
vard Church (Unitarian), Charlestown, from March 11, 1840, to 
Feb. 22, 1869. He is the author of mauy valuable historical and 
biographical works. His son, John Harvard' Ellis, born at Charles- 
town, Jan. 9, 1641 ; grad. H. C. 1662, and at the Cambridge Law 
School, 1664; admitted to the Suffolk bar, Oct. 4, 1865; edited 
"The Works of Anne Bradstreet," royal 8vo. 1867 (see Register, 
xxiii. 240) ; m. March 25, 1869, Grace A., daughter of James L. 
Little; d. May 3, 1670. 

5. Joseph Lewis* b. Dec. 24, 1816. 

1885.] Descendants of Rev. Daniel Rogers. 229 

6. Rufus* D.D., b. Sept. 14, 1819, gr. H. C. 1838, pastor of the Uni- 

tarian church in Northampton, Mass., from 1843 to 1853, and of 
the First Church. Boston, from 1653 to the present time. He is well 
known as an author. He m. Gertrude Louisa Blake. Children : 

i. William Rogers, 9 II. C. 1867. 

ii. Edward Clarke. 9 

iii. Gertrude Staunton. 9 

iv. Arthur Blake, 9 H. C. 1875 ; author of the " History of the 
First Church in Boston," published in 1881. 

v. Rufus. 9 

7. Charles* b. Sept. 12, 1821. 
v. Daniel, died at sea. 

vi. John, died young. 

?ii. Samuel, m. Miss Perkins. Their son, Dr. Samuel 8 Rogers, H. C. 1828, 
d. in 1849. 

3. Daniel 6 Rogers (Rev. Daniel, 5 Daniel,* Rev. John, 9 Rev. Nathaniel? 

Rev. John 1 ), was born at Littleton, Nov. 30, 1740, graduated H. C. 
1771, died at Littleton, March 16, 1803, aged 54; married 1st, 
Mary, daughter of Henry Newman by bis wife Margaret, daughter 
of Admiral Fletcher of the British Navy. They had : 
4. i. Henry Newman, b. Oct. 1, 1781. 

ii. Sarah, b. March 9, 1782, d. in Nantucket, Mass., Aug. 6, 1800, aged 18, 
while on a visit for the recovery of her health. 

Mary, wife of Daniel 6 Rogers, died May 14, 1782, aged 29. 
He married second, Hannah Whitcombe of Littleton, daughter of 
Oliver and Sarah Whitcombe. She died July 8, 1798, aged 43. 
They had : 
iii. John, b. July 10, 1786, sometime of Eden ton, N. C, where he was per- 
haps in business. He died of a very rapid consumption in Boston, 
July 31, 1817, aged 31. 
iv. Mary, b. March 5, 1788, d. unm. at South Milford, Mass., Aug. 30, 1862, 

aged 74. 
v. Elizabeth, b. April 16, 1793, d. unm. at Cambridge, Nov. 22, 1851, 

aged 58. 
vi. Lucy, b. Oct. 9, 1795, d. at South Milford, May 3, 1880, a. 84 ; m. July 
30, 1835, Johnson Parkman, b. April 12, 1600, d. at South Milford, 
July 27, 1872, a. 72. At one time he was a merchant in Savannah, 
Ga., but in his later years resided at Milford, Mass. They had : 

1. Mary Elizabeth, 8 b. Aug. 1, 1836, m. April 27, 1863, S. Dexter An- 

gell. Resides at Lonsdale, R. I. 

2. Samuel Breck* b. Jan. 1, 1838, d. Aug. 27, 1858, a. 20. 

4. Henry Newman 7 Rogers (Daniel? Rev. Daniel? Daniel? Rev. 

John? Rev. NafJianiel? Rev. John 1 ), born 1781, merchant of Bos- 
ton, commander of the Independent Corps of Cadets, died in Chelms- 
ford, Mass., June 4, 1823, aged 42; married June 17, 1805, Susan- 
nah, daughter of Peter Roe Dalton, Esq., born 1782, died May 2, 
1829. Children: 

i. Peter Roe Dalton, b. March 5, 1806, d. unm. May 4, 1833. Shipmaster. 

ii. Henry Newman, b. Dec. 10, 1807, d. unm. at Valparaiso, Chili, April 
15, 1839. 

iii. Susannah Dalton, b. Nov. 2fi. 1809. 

iv. James Chrystie, b. May 31, 1811, was a merchant in Calcutta, Ea«t In- 
dies, where he engaged in business under the firm of Foster, Rogers & 
Co., said to be the iinst American house established there. Here he 
amassed a fortune and returned to the United States. With him died 
the name of Rogers in this branch, he being the last in the male line. 

v. Ann Dalton, b. April 13, 1813; m. Jan. 22, 1848, Hon. George P. 


230 Thomas Pierce of Dorchester. [July, 

Elliot of Billerica, b. at Chelsea, Vt., Oct. 28, 1804. Their children 
are : 

1. Susan Ann* b. Oct. 15, 1849. 

2. Mary Elizabeth* b. April 19, 1851. 

vi. Mary Newman, b. April 25, 1815 ; d. Nov. 26, 1875 ; m. April 25, 1838, 
Hon. Thomas P. Rich of Boston, b. in Lynn, Mass., March 31, 1803, 
d. in Boston, Dec. 11, 1875. They had : 

1. Thomas Phillips* b. Feb. 17, 1842; m. Nellie Augusta McKeon. 

Children : 
i. Mary Rogers, 10 d. in infancy. 
ii. Thomas P., 10 d. in infancy. 
iii. Madeline Augusta, 10 b. 1872, d. 1883. 

2. James Rogers* b. May 27, 1847. 

The compiler is under obligation for facts to the Rev. John Cordner, 
LL.D. ; Messrs. Augustus D. Rogers, James Rogers Rich, and Arthur 
B. Ellis ; Miss Jane E. C. Chapman and Mrs. S. Dexter Angell. Use has 
been made also of the appendix to the memoir of Hon. Robert G. Shaw 
by the late Francis G. Shaw. 


Communicated by William B., Esq., of Boston. 

IN tbe " Book of the Lockes," p. 317, it is stated that Thomas Pierce 
married Mary, daughter of George Proctor; that she was born in 1642, 
and died March 22, 1704, aged 62. This statement in regard to Thoma3 
Pierce and Mary Proctor has been republished in various works printed 
since the year 1853, the date of publication of the valuable book of the 
late Mr. Locke, above mentioned. 

As Thomas and Mary Pierce were ancestors of mine, in the maternal 
line, I have naturally felt desirous of learning the whole truth, if possible, 
in regard to them. Careful research has accordingly been made among 
the early records, but I find no evidence, from any source, that Thomas 
Pierce married Mary Proctor, while there is sufficient proof, as will be 
shown, I think, that he wedded Mary Fry, of Weymouth. Her birth is 
given (Reg. viii. 348) as having occurred, 9 (11) 1641. Her elder sister, 
Elizabeth, who was united to Nathan Fiske, son of Nathan, of Watertown 
(see Bond's ,Watertown, p. 214, surname of said Elizabeth unknown to 
Dr. Bond), was born in Weymouth, 20 (10) 1639. In the nuncupative 
will of William Fry, of Weymouth (who died Oct. 26, 1642, Reg. ii. 385), 
he gives his house and four acres of land, being his home lot. to his wife. 
After her decease, the same, with other lands, was to go to his two daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth and Mary. 

On the 15th of May, 1672, conveyance was made to Samuel White, of 
Weymouth (Suffolk Deeds, Lib. xx. 456), of lands in that town, from Tho- 
mas Pearce, of Dorchester, and Mary his wife, and Nathan Fiske, of Wa- 
tertown, and Elizabeth his wife. The lands thus conveyed, the instrument 
informs us, were " recorded on Weymouth Towne book to William Fry, 
deceased, the reputed father of the above s d Mary and Elizabeth." This 
deed to White ia signed by the parties, Thomas Pearce, Mary Pearce, 
Nath. Fisk and Elizabeth Fisk, and was received and recorded at the Pro- 
bate Office in Boston, Dec. 2, 1701. 

1885.] Records of Winchester, X, H. 231 

Among the early entries of marriages, called the Suffolk County returns, 
to be seen at the Registrar's office in Boston, is the following : " Tho' 
Pearse to Mary " (surname not given), " by Mr Bellingham. 3. 8. 1661." I 
feel confident that this is the record of the marriage of Mr. Pierce to Mury 

In the Dorchester Cemetery stands a grave-stone with the inscription 
(see Reg. iv. 277) " Mary Pierce | Wife to | Thomas Pierce | Aged 62 
years | Died March y e 22 d | 1704." Is it not reasonable to suppose that 
this was Mary (Fry) Pierce and not Mary (Proctor) Pierce, as Mr. Locke 
has it, the gravestone inscription corresponding with the date of birth of 
Mary Fry as given in the returns from Weymouth, before mentioned ? 

Elizabeth and Mary Fry joined Dorchester Church in 1 659, as we learn 
from the Church Records, volume one: "John Blackman& Sarah his wife 
& Elizabeth & Mary Fry being dismissed from y e Church of Way moth 
viz: the two latter p'sons, they wer all admitted y e 10 (5) 59." Two years 
before the marriage of Thomas Pierce to " Mary," as recorded, Elizabeth 
and Mary Fry joined Dorchester church. Mary was at that time in the 
seventeenth year of her age. 

Ten months and eighteen davs after the marriage of Thomas and Marv 
Pierce, or " Pearse," a son Thomas was born to them. He eventually 
married Sarah, surname not learned. The will of Thomas, the second, 
made Oct 16, 1730, was proved on the following ninth of November. He 
died Oct. 21, 1730, aged 68. Mentions his wife, to whom he gives the 
improvement of the West end of his dwelling house in Dorchester, a cow, 
fire wood and 30 pounds in money, or Bills of Credit on the Province. To 
" my eldest son Napthali " he gives a double share of his estate, and to 
" my other son Zebulon Peirce and my Daughter Judeth Peirce an Equal 
Share or Portion of my Estate after it is lawfully apprized or valued." 
These items are appropriate in this connection, as Mr. Locke remarks that 
the second Thomas Pierce *' probably left no child," whereas there is, I 
think, a line of descent, from Napthali down to the present time. 

George Proctor had a grant of three acres and a half of land in 1634. 
(Dorchester Town Records, p. 13.) I find no record of the birth, baptism. 
marriage or death of either Sarah or Mary Proctor, children of George 
Proctor. The History of Dorchester, page 73, says they " probably came 
with their parents." They were both living in 1601, for in the will of their 
father, dated January 27th of that year, he says: "I giue vnto my four 
Daughters viz 1 Sarah, Mary, Hannah & Abigail, 20* a peece." If Mary 
had been the wife of Thomas Pierce he would naturally have designated 
her as my daughter Mary Pierce, for the marriage of ** Tho* Pearse to 
Mary " took place Oct. 3, 1661, nearly four months prior to the date of 
George Proctor's wilh 


Communicated by John L. Alexander, M.D., of Belmont, Mass. 
Continued from page 145. 

Children of Benjamin & Sarah Fuller 

Daniel b July 24. th 1770 Lois b Feb 4 !h 1782 Phebe b Apr 18 th 1787 
Mehitible b May 5 th 1789 Sally b Mar 27 th 1791 Benjamin b Deer 
4* 1792 

232 Records of Winchester, IT. H. [July, 

Children of Stutson & Anna Holmes 

Galea b May 21 st 1779 Betty b Deer 18 th 1780 Sophia b May 13 th 
1782 Laurens b Feb 12 th 1784 

Children of Samuel & Katherine Kempton 

Naomi b June l 8t 1778 Olive b Deer 29 th 1779 daughter illegible b 
Oct 14 th 1784 Katherine b Jan 11 th 1787 daughter illegible born Mar 
l 8t 1790 Loisa b July 14 th 1793 Charlotte b in Swansey N H July 
16 th 1796 

Children of William & Lucv Rixford 
Luther b Deer 10 th 1779' Ephraim b Oct 26 th 1781 William b Jany 
31" 1784 Lucv b Deer 28 th 1785 Artemas b July 21 8t 1788 Sally 
b Aug 28 th 1789 Harriet b Sept 24 th 1793 Solomon b July 28 th 1795 
Finis b July 3 d 1798 

Children of Samuel & Olive Wood 

Peter b Apr 12 th 1779 Hannah b Oct 23 d 1781 Olive b Mar 12 th 1784 
Molly b May 10 th 1786 Susannah b July 20 th 1788 Nancy b Sept 
14 th 1792 Julia b Sept 25 th 1796 Laura b Apr 24 th 1799 

Children of John & Sybil Follett 

Luther b Jany 17**1780 Elijah b Apr 17 th 1781 

Children of Jonah & Esther French 
Mille b Oct 11 th 1780 Mary b Nov 19 th 1782 Ebenezer b Jany 8 th 

1785 Esther b Apr 28 th 1787 Jonah b June 6 th 1789 Anna b Jany 
19 th 1792 Betsey b July 6 th 1794 Nathaniel b Mar 29 th 1797 Lu- 
cindabJune 4 th 1803 

Children of Philip & Esther Goss 

Mary b June 11 th 1780 Noah b Deer 16 th 1782 Clark b Jan 12 th 1785 

Clara b Sept 20 th 1787 Clark b June l 9t 1791 David b Aug 12 th 1793 

Rector b July 7 th 1796 Philip b Aug 24 th 1798 
Children of Lemuel Pitcher & Philana Healy 

Polly Pitcher b Mar 28 th 1780 at Pautucket R I 
Child of Nathaniel and Molly Keys 

Polly b Mar 28 th 1780 
Child of Joseph and Suse Marvil 

Susannah b Apr 15 th 1780 
Children of Samuel & Elizabeth Turner 

Susannah b Oct 9 th 1780 Betsey b Aug 15 th 1782 Joseph b Aug 4 th 

1784 Lucy b Aug 21 st 1786 Lucretia b Apr 9 th 1790 Lucinda b July 

4 th 1792 Hannah b Deer 23 d 1794 
Children of Daniel & Lydia Wise 

Abagail b Feb 25 th 1780 Cynthia b Oct 9 th 1790 Betty b Mar 21 st 

1793 Harry b Apr 29 th 179o Noadiah Leonard b Sept 6 th 1797 Se- 

lah Barnard b Feb 20 th 1800 Asahel Stephen b Deer 12 th 1802 
Child of Isaac & Sarah Hutchins 

Ebenezer b Sept 27 th 1780 
Children of Nehemiah & Hannah Healy 

Hannah b Mar 18 th 1780 Sarah b Mar 15 th 1782 Nehemiah b Sep 

16 th 1785 
Children of Eleazer & Molly Ripley 

George b Deer 31* 1780 Eunice b Jany 26 th 1783 Lois b Nov 8 th 

1786 Philip b Dec 2 d 1792 Sally b Oct 25 l * 1797 
Children of John & Lucv Butler 

Sally b Jany 21 st 1781 John b Feb 23 d 1783 Lucy b Jany 6 th 1785 
Juliette Parker b Jany 25 th 1787 

1885.] Records of Winchester, N. H. 233 

Children of Asa & Sarah (Humphrey) Bond 

Amasa b April 30 th 17S1 Asa b 1787 Thaddeus b 1789 

Sarah b May 10 th 1791 Susan b June 15 th 1794 Henry b 1799 

Children of Ebenezer & Eunice Dodge 

Alpheusb Deer 25 1781 Ebenezer b Deer 11 th 1783 Daniel b April 
2 d 1790 Lora b May 3 d 1796 Clark b May 25 th 1798 

Children of Lieu 4 John Erskin 

Susanna b Apr 1 st 1781 Sarah b June 3 d 1782 Phebe b Jany 21 rt 
1784 John b Nov 22 d 1785 Matilda b July 22 d 1787 Debora b Apr 
9 th 1789 Solomon b Mar 3 d 1791 Zuba b May 27 th 1793 Walter b 
May 8 th 1795 Betsey b May 20 th 1797 

Children of Waitstill & Anna Field 

Leonard b Sept 11 th 1781 Spencer b Sept 2G th 1783 Erastus b July 
28 th 1785 Caroline b May 2 d 1787 Sallv b Feb 24 th 1790 Ambrose 
b Oct 1 st 1791 Chester b May 21 st 1794 " Anna b Apr 20 th 1796 

Children of Nehemiah Haskins 

Samuel b Jany 7 th 1781 Tisdale b Sept 9 th 1782 Ruth b Mar 21'* 
1784 Almira b Apr 23 d 1788 

Children of Jonathan & Molly Howard 

Jonathan b May 22 d 1781 John b June 19 th 1784 

Child of Job and Hannah Stutson 
Benjamin b Oct 16 th 1781 

Children of Reuben & Amy Bartlett 

Amy b July 4 th 1782 Sylvanus Jenks b Mar 8 th 1784 Welcome b 
Sept 28 th 1785 George Jenks b Nov 2 d 1788 John Jenks b Feb 29 th 
1792 William b Apr 10 th 1795 

Children of Samuel & Lydia Brown 
I . Polly & Leonard b Sept 4 th 1782 Samuel Baldwin b Apr 22 d 1785 
William Thayer b Feb 25 th 1788 Lydia Gulliver b Nov 1 st 1790 Bet- 
sey Green b Oct 25 th 1792 

Children of Thomas & Thankful Gould 

Grateful b Apr 1783 Thomas b Mar 5 th 1785 Sylvia b Mar 24* 


Children of Edward & Sarah Houghton 

Edward b Mar 21 st 1783 Clark b Aug 27 th 1784 Lucretia b Mar 16 th 

Children of Ebenezer & Celia Scott 

Molly b Apr 7 th 1783 Fanny b Jany 28 th 1787 Lucretia b Nov 12 th 
1788 Sally b Jany 27 th 1791 Lutheda b Apr 14 th 1794 Eucenia b 
Sept 30 th 1799 

Child of Barnabas & Deziah Combs 
Deziah b July 16 th 1783 

Children of Henry & Phile Thayer 

Keziah b Oct 25 th 1783 Nancv b Julv 26 tQ 1785 Dollv b May 20* 

1787 , Emmons b May 16 th 1789 Esther b Deer 21 st 1791 
Children of John & Thankful Alexander 

Abagail b Apr 14 th 1784 Susanna b Oct 25 ,h 1785 Thankful b Apr 
19 th 1788 John & Oliver b July 17 th 1790 
Children of Benjamin & Rhoda Kingman 

Parma b Sept 24 tu 1784 Alpheus b Julv 9 th 1786 Abagail b Apr 20 th 

1788 Olive b July 26 th 1790 Henry b'May 31* 1792 Rhoda b Aug 
16 th 1794 Sibil b Apr 15 th 1797 

VOL. XXXIX. 21* 

234 Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth, [July, 

Children of Joseph & Mollv Allen 

William b Oct 3 d 1784 'Abigail b Apr 5 th ? — Sarah b Sept 6 th 1789 

Joseph Rowe b Deer 17 th 1702 
Children of John & Hannah Follett 

John b June 9 th 1784 Silas b Jany 31 st 1786 Kins: b July 26 th 1788 

Lifa b Apr 19 th 1790 William b Apr 18 th 1792 Alexander b May 7 th 

Children of Daniel & Lvdia Garfield 

Myra b Deer 22 d 1784 Aid (?) b Nov 20 th 1786 Billy Brewer b Nov. 

14 th 1788 Welcome b Jany 7 th 1791 Relleg b Deer 6 th 1792 Laco- 

ra (Leonora?) b May 1 st 1795 John Jay b Apr 22 d 1797 Maria b 

Aug 30 th 1799 
Children of Thomas & Azuba Curtis 

Thomas Stone b Feb 23 d 1785 Lyman b June 1 st 1786 Leonard b 

Oct 9 th 1788 Emery b April 4 th 1791 Chester b Aug 30 th 1792 Sam- 

uel Hartwell b Mar 9 th 1795 Sophia b Aug 27 th 1797 Orren b Sept 

18 th 1801 
Children of Benjamin & Damaris Follett 

Damaris b Sept 7 th 1784 Benjamin b Jan 29 th 1787 Elizabeth b Nov 

20 th 1788 Walter b June 15 th 1792 Peter b Nov 2 d 1796 
Children of Caleb & Polly Holbrook 

Patty b Sept 10 th 1785 Luke b Aug 14 th 1787 Ziba b Oct 29 th 1789 

Polly-b Deer 14 th 1791 Betsey b Jany 31 st 1794 Pruda b Apr 10* 
. (11) 1796 Otis b Deer 29 th 1803 
Child of David & Esther Guernsey 

Asahel b Oct 17 th 1785 
Edward Gustine b Nov 12 th 1786-7 
Child of John & Mary Pearlin 

Abel b May 29* 1786 
Child of James & Eunice Scott 

Elijah b Nov 14 th 1786 A .. j 

[To be continued.] 5 ~ : 


By the Rev. Jacob Chapman, A.M-, of Exeter, N. H. 

LEONARD WEEKS was born [in England] in 1635, and re- 
ceived from the town of Portsmouth a grant of eight acres of 
land, January, 1656. In February, 1660-61, he had settled at 
Winnicut, a part of Portsmouth, now in Greenland, where he 
passed the remainder of his life. In that year he was fined 
"ten shillings & fees of court, 3s.," "for swearing, — and calling 
John Hall, of Greenland, ould dog, & ould slave, & that he would 
knock him in ye head." The next year he was elected a selectman 
of Portsmouth. His seat in the meeting-house was No. 4, in front 
of the pulpit. 

1885.] Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. 235 

In 1669 he was one of the committee (with men from Dover and 
Hampton) to lay out the highway " between Greenland & Bloody 
Poynt." He was, for several years, a constable, and for some time 
a sheriff. 

During the political contest respecting the separation of New 
Hampshire from Massachusetts in 1665, "Leonard Weeks stood 
for Massachusetts rather than for the crown." 

In 1667 he had married Mary, daughter of Dea. Samuel Haines, 
of Portsmouth. After quietly occupying the lands he had purchas- 
ed at TVinnicut for more than twenty years, he was called into court 
to resist an effort to eject him on the ground that his title was de- 
fective. In 1706 by deeds he conveyed three farms to three of his 
sons, making some provision also for John, his oldest son. At his 
death in 1707 he left a wife Elizabeth. 

1. Leonard 1 Weeks, of Greenland * in Portsmouth, had : 

2. i. John, b. 14 June, 1668, who lived near his father, and had three or 

more children [?] He d. before Feb. 1711-12. 

3. ii. Capt. Samuel, b. 14 Dec. 1670; m. Elinor (daughter of Samuel) Haines, 

who d. 19 Nov. 1736, a. 61. He settled on a part of the homestead west 
of Winnicut River, and built the brick house now occupied by one of 
his descendants, Robert B. Weeks. He was a man of wealth, intelli- 
gence, energy, and influence in the church and in the town. He died 
26 Mar. 1746, aged 75. In his will he left his house to his son Walter, 
and a bequest to his daughter Mary Chapman. He had six children. 

4. iii. Joseph, b. 11 March, 1672 ; cordwainer in Greenland ; m. Hannah, had 

four sons, and died there in 1735. 

5. iv. Capt. Joshua, b. 30 June, 1674 ; m. 1st Nov. 1699, Comfort Hubbard, 

sister of Thomas Hubbard, merchant in Boston. She died 20 March, 
1756, aged 76, and he died 13 June, 1758, aged 84. Their house was 
at the Bay Side in Greenland, on the farm occupied by the family of 
the late Dea. William Weeks. They had eight children. 

V. Mary, b. 19 July, 1676 ; m. Lt. Joshua Bracket, and had in 1712 eight 
children baptized in Greenland: 1. John, 2. Joshua, 3. Thomas, 4. 
Samuel, 5. Anthony, 6. Mary, 7. Abigail, 8. Elinor. 

vi. Jonathan, m. Eliz. Cate, and d. 27 June, 1748, having no child. 

vii. Margaret, b. 4 June, 1679. 

viii. Sarah, living in 1706. One of these daughters is said to have married 
a Langdon, grandfather of Gov. John Langdon of Portsmouth. 

2. John 8 Weeks {Leonard}), 1668-1710, of G., probably had : 

i. Walter, whose widow Mary in September, 1759, names his sons 1. Wil- 
liam* ; 2. John*; 3. Walter* [b. 1757, Feb. 22, who m. 3 May, 1791, 
Nancy Jewett of Stratham and had four children?]. 

ii. Joshua, supposed to have taken a letter, in 1732, to the church in Port- 
land, Me., and died there in 1756. 

6. iii. Jonathan,!). 1707, a farmer with seven children in Greenland; d. 20 

Nov. 1794, aged 87. 

3. Capt. Samuel 3 Weeks {Leonard 1 ), 1670-1746, farmer, had, born in 

Greenland : 

7. i. Lt. Samuel, bapt. 1712; a tanner ; m. about 1725, Mehitable (daughter 

of Thomas) Pickering of Portsmouth, and had seven children. 

8. ii. John, bapt. 1712 ; cordwainer in Greenfield ; m. 1st Hannah? Eight ch. 

Mar. 2d, Abigail. 

* Greenland was in c >rpora ted in 1703, and a church was organized in 1706. Their first 
minister was ordained in 1707. From his records I have obtained much valuable aid in 
preparing this article. J. C. 

236 Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. [July, 

9. iii. Walter, bapt. 1712 ; d. 1774 ; farmer on the homestead ; m. Comfort, 
daughter of Joshua 2 Weeks, and had nine children. 

10. iv. Matthias, b. 170S ; m. widow Surah Ford, daughter of John Sanborn 

of No. Hampton ; had nine children, and d. at Gilmanton, 1777. 

Y. Mary, bapt. 1712 ; m. about 1744, Paul Chapman (Samuel, 3 Samuel. 2 
Edward 1 ) 1704-1754. She died 1762, leaving two orphan sons, Sam- 
uel, b. 1745, and Job, b. I Nov. 1747, who m. 1771, Penelope (daugh- 
ter of Benjamin) Philbrook. Their son Samuel m. 1603 Elizabeth S. 
Folsom of Tamworth, whose eldest son is the writer of this article. 

vi. Elinor, bapt. 1714. After the death of her sister Mary she took charge 
of her orphan nephews, and closed her long unmarried life in the 
family of the younger, Job Chapman. 

Yii. William, bapt. 1717. 

4. Joseph 8 Weeks (Leonard 1 ), 1672-1735, had, born in Greenland: 

11. i. Jedediah, b. about 1710; m. Eleanor (daughter of Nathaniel) Hoggins 

of Greenland, and had six children. He d. at Epping, March, 1761. 
ii. Joshua, bapt. 1725. 
iii. Joseph, bapt. 1725. 

12. iv. Leonard, bapt. 1725 ; m. Margaret ; had three children baptized in 

Greenland, and d. August, 1761. 

5. Capt. Joshua 3 Weeks (Leonard 1 ), 1674-1758, farmer, had, born in 

Greenland : 

i. Martha, b. 1704 ; m. 1st, Chase Wigsrin, 9 January, 1723, and had — 

1. Bradstreet (Wiggin), b. 1724; 2. Comfort, b. 1727; 3. Chase, b. 
12 July, 1730 ; 4. Joshua, b. 1733. Their father died in 1733, and De- 
cember 9, 1736, she m. (2) Col. Winthrop Hilton, posthumous son of 
Winthrop 3 (Edward, 2 Edward 1 ), who was killed by the Indians in 
1710. She had, 5. Winthrop (Hilton), b. 7 Oct. 1737 ; 6. Ichabod, b. 
1740; 7. Ann, b. 1745, who m. John Burleigh, and d. 26 October, 
1769. Mrs. Hilton died 31 March, 1769, and her husband, 26 Decem- 
ber, 1781, aged 71. 

ii. Comfort b. [1706*?] ; m. Walter (son of Capt. Samuel) Weeks (see No. 

3) and had nine children. She died December, 1786. 
iii. Mary,, m. Capt. Jonathan Chesley of Durham, and her daughter m. 

Col. Benjamin Chadbourne of Berwick, Me. 
iv. Ichabod, bapt. 1713 ; a young man of promise, d. 3 Nov. 1736. 

13. V. Dr. John, b. 1716; a physician ; m. (1) Martha (daughter of Major 

Joshua) Wingate of Hampton, who died " of a violent fever" in 
1758, aged 40, leaving nine children. He d. Hampton, 20 Oct. 1763. 
Dr. John was a popular physician: a follower of Whitfield, which 
displeased his father, who was a colonel of a regiment and a justice of 
the peace. 
vi. Thankful, bapt. 1720; m. 17 April, 1740, George Marshall of Ports- 
mouth, and had: 1. George (Marshall); 2. John; 3. Comfort; 4. 
Margaret, second wife of Dr. Samuel Haven (H. C. 1749) , and had six 

14. Yiii. Maj. William, bapt. 1723: m. 20 March, 1748, Elinor (daughter of 

Clement) March, who d. in 1807, a. 77, having had thirteen children. 
Yiii. Richard, bapt. 1727, d. early. 
ix. Margaret, bapt. 1728 ; m. (1) Dea. Ebenezer Smith, and had : 1. John ; 

2, Comfort; 3. Eben,h. 1758, who m. Sheafe of Portsmouth, 

and was forty years a lawyer in Durham ; 4. Margaret, wife of John 
Blydenburg of Durham. Mrs. Margaret (Weeks) Smith m. (2) Hon. 
John Frost, and had born in Durham, 5. George (Frost) whom. Peg- 
gy (daughter of John) Burley, and d. 1846, aged 71 ; 6. Mary, wife 
of Jeremiah Mead, whose daughter m. Hon. William Plumer ; 7. 
Martha, second wife of Henry Melien of Dover; 8. John, b. 1776, m. 
Salter of Portsmouth, and d. 1847, aged 71. 

6. Jonathan 3 Weeks [John? Leonard^. 1707-1794, had, born in 

Greenland : 









1885.] Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. 237 

i. Esther, bapt. 1736 [m. Stephen Woodman]. 

ii. Hannah, b. 12 August, 1733 ; m. 12 July, 1756, Symonds Fowler ; resi- 
dence Newmarket and Epsom ; had eleven children and d. 9 Decem- 
ber, 1807. 

iii, Jonathan, d. 1744, aged 4 years. 

iv. Sarah, d. 1744, aged 2 years. 

V. David, b. 3 January, 1744-5 ; m. 12 March, 1770, Ruth Page, b. 1752, 
and had : 1. Ruth, 5 b. J772, m. James Smith ; 2. David,* Jr., b. 1774; 
3. Jonathan," b. 1777, d. 1785 ; 4. Mary,* b. 1778, m. Dudley Child 
of Bath, and died 1831. 

vi. Am, bapt. 1748. 

vii. Jonathan, bapt. 7 April, 1751; m. Margaret (daughter of Nathaniel) 
Caverly of Portsmouth, and had : I. Joseph, 5 a shipwright of Dover, 
with nine children ; 2. Hannah b ; 3. Comfort* ; 4. Edward , 5 of Pro- 
vincetown, Mass. 

7. Lt. Samul 3 Weeks (Samuel? Leonard 1 ), 1700-1763, had, born in 
Greenland : 

Eleanor, bapt. 1728. 

Joseph, bapt. 1730, d. early. 

Elizabeth, bapt. 1732 ; m. Sept. 1753, Richard (son of William) Scam- 

mon of Stratham ; had eleven children, and died in western N. York. 
Joshua, bapt. 1736; m. but had no children in 1762. 
Samuel, bapt. 1738 ; resided in 1767 in Greenland. 

Mehitable, bapt. 1742 ; m. Pickering. 

Mary, bapt. 1745, d. early. 

8. John 3 Weeks (Samuel, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1702- had, bapt. in Green- 

land : 

i. Thomas, bapt. 1728 ; m. Abigail ; removed about 1760 to Epping, and 

had son Joseph 5 bapt. there 11 Feb. 1768. ? 
ii. Mary, bapt. 1730. 
iii. Abigail, bapt. 1732, d. 1743, in Greenland. 

15. iv. John, b. 1733 ; m. 1753? Abigail (daughter of Samuel) Piper of Strat- 

ham. He died in Jefferson, Me., 20 March, 1804. His widow lived 
till more than 90 years old. He had nine children. 
. v. Joseph, bapt. 1736 [d. 14 July, 1743?]. 

16. vi. Cole, b. 1737 ; m. Hannah (daughter of John) Chapman of -Epping ; 

settled in Sanbornton about 1767 ; had nine children, and died 6 April, 
1801, aged 64. His wife died 10 Feb. 1815, aired 78. 

17. vii. Benjamin", bapt. 1742 ; m. about 1761, Marian Hanniford, b. 1741. He 

resided in Epping and Deerfield, and finally in Piermont. Had nine 
viii. Elinor, bapt. 1744. 

9. Walter 3 Weeks (Samuel* Leonard 1 ), 1706-1774, farmer in Green- 

land, had : 

i. Sarah, bapt. 1727; m. S. Haines. 

ii. Samuel, bapt. 1728, who in 1765 sold his land in Greenland, and in 1774 
was of Canterbury. 

iii. Walter, bapt. 1730. 

iv. Richard, bapt. 1732, d. 1736. 
i v. Comfort, bapt. 1734. 

vi. Dr. Ichabod, bapt. 1738, d. 1807 ; m. (1) Sarah C. (daughter of Rev. 
Ward) Cotton ; <2) Comfort Johnson ; (3) Abigail (daughter of Cle- 
ment) March of Greenland. He studied with his uncle Dr. John 
Weeks, and practised in Greenland and Hampton. His children by 
second wife were: 1. Bracket, 5 who m. Sarah Pickering; 2. Sarah, 
Cotton, 5 m. William Weeks ; 3. Comfort, 5 m. Joseph Clark. By 
third wife : 4. Elizabeth March, 5 m. John Greenough ; 5. Susan,* m. 
Ephraim Pickering ; 6. Stephen M. t * wham. Mary ii. Gookin. 

vii. Comfort, bapt. 1741. 

238 Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. [July, 

viii. "William, bapt. 1743 ; m. Elizabeth Hubbard ; a farmer, and lived in 
the brick house, Greenland, and had born there : 1. Walter* a shoe- 
maker, m. 1794, Sarah Tarleton, and d. August, 1843 ; 2. Joseph,* m. 
Hannah Johnson, no children ; 3. William, 5 m. Harriet Barker ; 4. 
Joshua,* m. Nancy Rollins; 5. Hubbard* m. Comfort Clark; 6. Eliz- 
abeth* m. Bracket Weeks ; 7. Comfort,* d. young. 

ix. Martha, bapt. 1745; in. Doe. 

z. Thankful, m. as (2) wife, Capt. B. Randall, who was lost at sea on 
his next voyage. 

xi. Elinor, m. Mason. 

10. Matthias 3 Weeks (Samuel, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1708-1777, of Greenland, 


i. Benjamin, removed to Gilmanton ; m. 1774, Sarah Weed, and d. 1829. 

ii. Noah, m. Betsey, d. Gilford, 1825. 

iii. Josiah, m. Abigail (daughter of Dudley) James ; d. Gilmanton, 1802. 

iv. John, bapt. 1736 ; m. Dorothy ; removed to Gilmanton, and d. 

there, 1815. 

v. Olive, bapt. 1738; m. John Haines and had Elisha* (Haines). 

vi. Matthias, Jr., b. 5 June, 1740; m. Exeter, 21 Nov. 1760, Judith 
(daughter of Dudlev) Leavitt, who d. Gilmanton, 1810. He d. there 
20 March, 1821. Their children, b. in Exeter : 1. John,* b. 1762, m. 
1786, ^Hannah Moody, and d. Canaan, Ft., 1652; 2. Elizabeth* b. 
1764, m. 1786, John Moody, Jr.. and d. Tunbridge, Vt., 1840; 3. 
Sarah,* b. 1765, m. 1786, Joseph Badger, 3d,andd.1blilmanton, 1851 : 
4. Matthias,* b. 1767, m. 1794 Mary Bennet, and d. Gilmanton, 10 
April, 1815 ; 5. Mary,* b. 1769, m. 1791, David Folsom, and resided 
Tunbridge, Vt. ; 6. Samuel,* b. 1770, m. Abi. Moodv. and d. Cana- 
an, Vt., 1 Sept. 1854 ; 7. Dea. William* b. 18 Sept., "1772, m. Mary 
Beede, and d. Gilmanton, 1854 ; 8. Joshua* b. Gilmanton, 30 March, 
1774, m. Mary Fellows, d. Tunbridge, Vt., 1818 ; 9. Judith, b. 1776, 

m. Smith, d. Gilmanton, May, 1834 ; 10. Olive, b. 1778, unm. 

d. Gilmanton, 1825. 

vii. Elinor, bapt. 1742. 

viii. Mary, bapt. 1744. 

ix. Rev. Samuel, b. 21 Nov. 1746 ; m. (1) Mercy Randlet of Stratham ; remov- 
ed to Gilmanton. 1773 ; ordained Baptist preacher 25 June, 1780 ; re- 
moved about 1790 to Parsonsfield, Me., and became Free- Will preach- 
er and farmer. His children, born in Exeter: I. Noah, 6 b. 25 Oct. 
1767; 2. Anne P.,* 1769; 3. Eliphalet* b. [Newmarket?] 6 June, 
1770, farmer, m. Susan Perry and died 1S38 : 4. James G.* b. 22 
Feb. 1772; 5. John,* b. Gilmanton 21 Feb. 1774; 6. Mary* b. 1776; 
7. Susannah* b. 1778; 8. Samuel,* b. 19 Feb. 1780 ; 9. Ichabod,* b. 
1782; 10. Martha,* b. 1784 ; 11. Levi,* b. 11 Feb. [1788?] ; 12. Ben- 
jamin* b. 24 Jan. 1791. By second wife Sarah Barnes, widow of S. ( 
Gubtail, Elder S. Weeks had Mercy,* b. Parsonsfield 16 April, 1803. 

x. Joanna, bapt. July 14, 1751. 

11. Jedediah 3 Weeks (Joseph, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1710-1761, and wife Elea- 

nor, had baptized in Greenland : 

i. Bridget, 1735. 

ii. Joseph, 1738, living in 1761. 

iii. Thankful, in 1740. 

iv. Josiah, bapt. 1743. 

v. Nathaniel, June, 1745 ; m. 6 May, 1787, Polly Pottle, both of Exeter ; 

had four sons. 
vi. Joshua, d. before April, 1776. 
vii. Sarah ; and 
viii. Jedediah, children of widow Eleanor Weeks, were bapt. Epping, 8 

Nov. 1761, and 
ix. Thomas, Epping, 5 June, 1763. 

12. Leonard 3 W t eeks (Joseph, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1725-1761, had, born in 


1885.] Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. 239 

i. Phineas, bapt. 1745. 

ii. John, bapt. 10 May. 1747 ; called in 1772 John Weeks, 3d, when he 
bought lands in Wakefield ; m. Deborah Allen ; had 8 children, and 
d. there Jan. 1832, aged 85. His wife d. March, 1831, aged 79. 

iii. Margaret, bapt. 1749. 

fiv. Josiah.] 
v. ' Joshua ?] 

13. Dr. John 3 Weeks (Joshua* Leonard 1 ), 1716-1763, of Greenland and 
Hampton, and his (1) wife Martha (Wingate) had, born in Green- 

i. Rev. Joshua Wingate, b. 1738: H. Col. 1758; ordained in England 
rector of St. Michael's Church, Marblehead, Mass. ; m. Miss Sarah 
Treadwell of Ipswich, Mass. ; had eight children. After thirteen 
years he was driven from his parish for his political opinions,* and 
three years later was refused permission to remove his wife and fami- 
ly, but escaped to England and became a chaplain at Halifax, N. IS., 
where he died in 1806, aged 68. 

ii. Comfort, b. 1740 ; m. 3 March, 1760, Dr. Coffin (son of William) Moore 
of Stratham, who d. Candia, 177S. She had : I. William (Moore), m. 
Anne Carr; 2. Martha, m. C. Prince ; 3. Coffin, m. Polly Bucknam, 
and resided Lancaster; 4. Comfort, b. 1770, m. Jn. French; 5. Jn. 
W., killed by lightning in the shrouds of a ship at sea ; 6. Dr. Jacob 
B., who m. Polly Eaton and was father of Jacob B. Moore, editor and 
author, of Concord, N. H. (see " Memorial Biographies," ii. 75) ; 7. 
Polly, wife of Jn. Quimby, who removed to Canada. Mrs. Comfort 
Moore m. (2) Simon French of Candia, and died 1814. 

iii. Martha, b. 1742 ; m. Capt. Benjamin Randall, and d. early. 

iv. Mary, b. 22 February, 1745 ; m. (1) Adino Nye, and had : 1. Mary W. ; 

2. Elizabeth, who m. Goss of Lancaster. Mrs. Mary Weeks Nye 

m. (2) Joseph Bracket, who removed from Greenland to Lancaster, 
and had : 3. James Bracket of Cherry Valley, N. Y. ; 4. Adino Nye, 
farmer and clerk of Coos Co. Court, Lancaster; 5. Martha W. t m. 
lion. John W. Weeks, M. C. 1829-1833 ; 6. John Weeks. 

v. Sarah (Sally), b. 1747; m. August, 1762, Rev. Jacob Bailey, A. B. 
(H. C. 1755), classmate of Pres. John Adams and Gov. John Went- 
worth. He was ordained in England, and after fifteen years of service 
as rector of an Episcopal church in Pownalboro' (now Dresden), Me., 
he was driven from it in 1779, leaving his wife and six children in des- 
titute circumstances. His crime was attachment to the mother coun- 
try and fidelity to the oath of allegiance he had taken there. For the 
last twenty-six years of his life he was rector of St. Luke's Church, 
Annapolis, N. S., where he died in 1808. His widow d. there in 1818. 

vi. Capt. John, b. Hampton, 17 Feb. 1749; m. 27 December, 1770, Debo- 
rah (daughter of James) Bracket of Greenland, who d. Lancaster, 
1831. " He was Lieut, in the Revolutionary Army, — for years repre- 
sentative in the Legislature, and an influential citizen wherever he 
resided." In September, 1818, on his way from Lancaster to Green- 
land, he suddenly died at Wakefield, aged 69 years. His children 
were: 1. Martha, 6 wife of Edward Spautdmg; 2. Deborah, 5 m. (1) 
William Ayres, (2) Jacob Emerson ; 3. Elizabeth,* wife of A. Webb ; 
4. Hon. John Winyate* b. 31 March, 1781, m. (1) Mary W. Bracket, 
(2) Persis E. Everett ; a man of superior talent ; from 1829 to 1833 
M. C. from New Hampshire ; d. 1853 ; 5. James B.* of Lancaster, 
father of Hon. James W. 8 and of Hon. William D., 6 who d. Februa- 
ry, 1885, aged 67 ; 6. Mary Wiggin, h b. 1787, m. Adino Nye Bracket, 
Esq., and had 3 children ; 7. Sally Bracket ,* b. 13 August, 1789, m. 
Edward Bucknam. a farmer of Lancaster, and had four children. She 
was living in April, 1885. 

vii. William, b. Hampton, 20 May, 1751 ; m. Susanna Haines and had : 1. 
John, b b. 14 Sept. 1773, removed to Bangor, Me. ; 2. William,* died 

* He declared he could not violate his oath of allegiance, and it was said "his piety was 
stronger than his patriotism" 

240 Leonard Weeks of Portsmouth. [July, 

young; 3. Benin* b. Chester, 1779, removed to Bangor and had 
children; 4. Mary,* b. 1782, m. E. M. Preston ; 5. Susan Haines, 5 b. 
1788, m. James Calef, a farmer and teacher in Chester, and died 1842 ; 
6. Noah* b. 1790, m. C. Quimby, had eight children, resided on the 
homestead, and d. 20 March, 1875, aged near 85. 

yiii. Ward Cotton, b. 1753 ; in. Mary Barber of Exeter : was a clothier with 
her father, then a sea-captain, and died in the \V. Indies of yellow 
fever, leaving a young son John Wingale* who m. Durgin, set- 
tled in Maine and had eight children. 

ix. Abigail, d. in infancy. 

x. Joanna, b. 31 Dec. 1755 ; left an orphan under eijjht years Of age ; m. 
Newmarket, 4 Dec. 1777, Levi (son of Col. Jeremiah) Folsoia. They 
soon removed to Tamworth, a new settlement, where with hard labor 
and self-denial they brought up nine children. She d. 17 July, 16-26, 
aged 71. Her third child Elizabeth* (Betsey), b. 1783, m. in 1808, 
Samuel Chapman, and was the mother of the writer of this article. 

14. Major William* Weeks {Joshua, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1723-1798, had: 

i. Joshua, b. Greenland, 6 Dec. 1748; m. 1787, Martha Rust ; both died 
and left, 1. George W* ; 2. Mary Ann, 5 m. Thomas Pickering ; 3. 
Martha,* wife of Samuel Pickering. 

ii. Clement, b. 24 Dec. 1750 ; A.B. (H. C, 1772), a teacher, &c. ; d. unm. 
1829, aged 79. 

iii. Elinor, b. 1753 ; d. unm. 1830. 

iv. William, b. 28 April, 1755 ; A.B. (H.C. 1775) ; m. (I) in 1780, Nab- 
by Rogers ; m. (2) Sarah C. Weeks ; settled in Hopkinton ; had thir- 
teen children, and d. Greenland, 1643. 

v. Dea. Jofjn, b. 1757 ; m. Mary Coffin ; lived at Bay Side, and d. leaving 
four children. 

vi. Col. George, b. 1760 ; resided op the homestead and d. unm. 1830. 

vii. Comfort, b. 1762 ; m. 178 1, Benjamin Chadbourne, and d. 1784, childless. 

viii. and ix. Isaac and Jacob, b. May, 1764. Both died unm. Charleston, 
S. C, in 1800. 

x. Martha, b. 1766; m. (1) Daniel Rollins; (2) Samuel Hale of Bar- 
rington. She had three children, and d. 1840, aged 74. 

xi. Mary, b. 1770; m. 1797 Col. Ebenezer Thompson of Portsmouth, and 
had three children : Rev. George W,, of Stratham, and two sisters. 

xii. Nancy (Ann); b. 1774; d. unm. 1864, aged 90. 

xiii. Hannah, b. 13 Sept. 1775; m. Dr. Josiah Bartlett of Stratham, and d. 
August, 1851. Childless. 

15. John 4 Weeks (John, 3 Samuel, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1732-1804, farmer, &c, 

and bis wife Abigail (Piper), had, born in Greenland : 
i. Joseph, b. 1755 ; m. Margaret Hussey ; had eight children, and died 

Jefferson, Me., 1847. 
ii. Abigail, b. 1757 ; m. Col. Jonathan Jones; had six children, and died 

Whitefield, Me. 
iii. Thomas, b. 1762; m. Ruth Taylor; had ten children, and d. Jan. 1846, 

aged 84. 
iv. Mary, b. 1764 ; m. 1690 Maj. Daniel Waters ; had ten children, and d. 

aged 96. 
v. Mark, b. 1766 ; m. Sally Moody ; had seven children, and d. 1850, aged 

84. She d. 1840. 
vi. John, b. about 1768 ; m. Rachel Avery of Jefferson, and had five child'n. 
vii. Winthrop, b. 1770 ; m. Hannah Hopkins ; had 9 children, and d. Nov. 

1856, aged 86. 
viii. Dea. Daniel, b. Jefferson, Me., 1774; m. 1798 Martha Taylor; had 

nine children, and d. there Oct. 1854, aged 80. 
ix. Jane, b. about 1776; m. Col. Joseph Rust, and had seven children. 

*'This family were tall and large, and their ages averaged 91 years." 

16. Cole 4 Weeks (John, 9 Samuel, 2 Leonard 1 ), 1737-1801, joiner and 

farmer, an early settler and prominent citizen of Sanbornton, had : 

1885.] Church Records of Farming ton , Conn, 241 

i. Eleanor, b. 1755 ; in. Josiah Calley, and d. 1820, aged 74. 

ii. Dorothy, bapt. Epping, 1760; in. 1784 Josiah Shaw, and d. 1810. Had 

four children. 
iii. Chase, b. 1762; ra. 1784 (1) Patty Cawley, who had twelve children 
. and d. 1813, a<xed 40. lie m. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth (Moore) Sanborn, 

and (3) Mrs. Lydia Whitcher, and d. 1847. 
iv. William, b. 1764; m. (1) Sally Calley, who died, and he m. (2) Mrs. 

Molly Shaw. lie m. (3) Mrs. Dolly B. Sanborn ; had eight children, 

and d. 10 Sept. 1830, aged 74. 
v. Polly, b. 1766 ; m. Joseph Wadleigh. 
vi. John, b. 1760; m. — Calley; removed to Jefferson, Me., and had ten 

▼li. Joseph, b. 27 April, 1773; farmer in Sanborn ton ; m. 1701, Huldah 

Chapman; had six children, and d. 1840. His wife d. Jan. 1847. 
viii. Jonathan, b. 1776; "the strongest man in Sanbornton ;" m. 1706, 

Polly Call ; had six children, and d. suddenly 28 Jan. 1850, aged 74. 
ix. Cole, b. 2 March. 1778; m. (1) 1802, Eliza Elkins, who d. Is 10. He 

m. (2) Abigail E. Smith. He was captain of the militia, selectman, 

&C, and had eight children. He d. June, 1854, aged 76. 

17. Benjamin 4 Weeks (John, Samuel, 2 Leonard}), 1742- farmer, 

had, born in Epping : 

i. John, 26 Oct. 1762 ; farmer in Piermont ; nine children ; d. Lyndon 

Vt., 1840. 
ii. Abigail, m. Samuel Aiken . 
iii. Anna, " owned the cov't. & was bapt. Deerfield Sept. 1781." She m. 

John Aiken. 
iv. Marian, m. Richard Pillsbury, and d. 7 Aug. 1846. 
V. Eleanor, m. Jonathan Fellows. 
vi. Polly, m. David Smith. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 25 August, 1776 ; farmer in Piermont ; m. Polly Gilson. 
viii. Betsey, m. Thomas Pillsbury. 
ix. Edna, b. 1782, m. S. Lainb, and d. 1841. 

Note. — I have records of eighty families, extending to the eighth and 
ninth generations, which I hope to prepare for the press within a year or 
two. Persons connected with this family, who have not yet reported, are 
requested to send their records to Rev. Jacob Chapman, No. 7 Middle 
Street, Exeter, N. H. 


Communicated by Julius Gay, A.M., of Farmington, Conn. 
[Continued from page 120.] 

Jany. 31, 1779 Baptised Lucy Daug r of Lieut. Elisha Scott. 

Feby. 28, 1779 Baptised Margaret Daug 1 of Stebbins Wilson. 

Feby. 28, 1779 Baptised Nancy Daug 1 of Abel Thomson. 

March 1779 Baptised Sarah Woodruff Dag r of Joshua Papons. 

March 21, 1779 Baptised John son of Robert Padden. 

March 21, 1779 Baptised Timo. Benedict son of Nehemiah Street. 

April 4, 1779 Baptised William son of Will m Wadsworth. 

April 11, 1779 Baptised David son of Joseph Root.— , 

April 25, 1779 Baptised Benjamin son of Ebenezer Hawly. ' 

May 30, 1779 Baptised Sarah Barns: Under y e Care of Timo- 



Church Records of Farmington, Conn, 


June 9, 1779 
June 9, 1779 
June 20, 1779 
July 3, 1779 
August 8, 1779 
August 29, 1779 
Septr. 19, 1779 
Novr. 14, 1779 
Novr. 14, 1779 
January 2, 1780 
Jany. 30, 1780 
Jany. 30, 1780 
Feby. 13, 1780 
Feby. 20, 1780 
Feby. 20, 1780 
March 26, 1780 
April 9, 1780 
April 23, 1780 
April 23, 1780 
April 27, 1780 
May 7, 1780 
May 27, 1780 

Jany. 20, 1785 

Jany. 20, 1785 

Feby. 27, 1785 
April 6, 1785 

April 10, 1785 
April 17, 1785 
May 1, 1785 
May 29, 1785 
June 12, 1785 
June 12, 1785 

Nov. 6, 1785 
Novr do. do. 

Febr* 5, 1786 

April 30, 1786 

Nov. 16, 1794 

December 28, 1794 

August 6, 1752 
September 2, 1752 

Baptised Abraham son of Jon th Ingram. 

Baptised Elizabeth Dag r of Jon th Ingram. 

Baptised Horace son of Thomas Wadsworth. 

Baptised Noadiah son of Joseph Bird. 

Baptised Chloe Daug r of John Porter. 

Baptised Rufus son of Phinehas Cowles. 

Baptised Reuben son of James Hickox. 

Baptised Fisher son of Sylvanus Curtiss. 

Baptised Judah Gridley son of Hannah Stevens. 

Baptised Noah son of Dea n Noah Portter. 

Baptised Seth son of Dea a Seth Lee. 

Baptised William son of Asahel Wadsworth. 

Baptised Jesse sou of John Newell. 

Baptised Laura Daug r of Capt. James Luske. 

Baptised Erastus son of John Thomson. 

Baptised Tim Hart son of Timothy Root. — 

Baptised Sophronia Daug r of Sam 1 Stedman J r 

Baptised Seth son of Maj r Ichabod Norton. 

Baptised Lydia Dr. of Thos. Newell Jun r . 

Baptised Isabel Daug 1 of Asa North. 

Baptised Irena Dag r of Eli North. 

Baptised Abigail Dr. of Col. Noadiah Hooker. 
[Several pages lost.] 

Baptised Children of Wid h J Jason, Asa- 

hel, Eldad Brownson, Eri, & Sarah. 

Baptised two Daughters of John Barns Jun r — Lu- 
thina & Almira. 

Baptised Lucy Dag r of Samuel North Jun r . 

Baptised Samuel, Azariah, "William, Stephen, Josh- 
ua, Anna, Reuben, Experience — Child- 
ren of Azariah Gladding. 

Baptised Erastus son of Timothy Woodruff. 

Baptised Charles son of Samuel Root Sen r . *<" 

Baptised Leva Daug 11- of Phinehas Cowles. 

Baptised W ra son of William Hart. 

Baptised Edward son of Noadiah Hooker. 

Baptised Elias son of Joseph Hooker. 

Baptisms after my dismission. 
Alpheus son of Amos Hawley.. 
Jere son of Joshua Woodruff, Baptised by Elizur 

Goodrich D.D. 
Sophia Daug 1 of Deacon Noah Portter by Mr. 

Marsh of Wethersfield. 
Sarah Daughter of Marvin Clarke. 
Reuben son of Joel Hart by Mr. Perkins. 
Reuben son of Jesse Portter, Polly Daughter of 

Jesse Portter by Mr. Pitkin. 
Amon son of Joel Hart by Id. 

Was Married Leut John Rew & Widdow Esther 

Married Ezekiel Cowls & Martha Hooker. 

1885.] Church Records of Farmington, Conn. 


September 14, 1752 
January 10, 1753 
January 31, 1753 
February 14, 1753 
April 26, 1753 
July 24, 1753 
August 30, 1753 
October 24, 1753 
November 13, 1753 
December 19, 1753 
April 11, 1754 
January 6, 1755 
January 16, 1755 
February 12, 1755 
March 13, 1755 
April 15, 1755 
April 22, 1755 
May 1, 1755 
May 9, 1755 
September 3, 1755 
November 27, 1755 
February 11, 1756 
February 19, 1756 
March 15, 1756 
August 12, 1756 
August 16, 1756 
August 18, 1756 
December 2, 1756 
December 16, 1756 
May 5, 1757 
December 14, 1757 
January 26, 1758 
February 9, 1758 
February 9, 1758 
February 14, 1758 
March 9, 1758 

March 23, 1758 
December 5, 1758 
December 7, 1758 
January 18, 1759 
May 17, 1759 
October 18, 1759 
December 4, 1759 
January 3, 1760 

February 21, 1760 
February 28, 1760 
July 24, 1760 
November 18, 1760 
December 14, 1760 

January 27, 1761 

Married Eliphas Andrus & Widow Mary Timson. 

Married Morgan Goodwin & Mary Hawley. \ 

Married Jndah Woodruff & Eunice Judd. 

Married Daniel Newel & Susanna Porter. 

Married James Easton & Eunice Pomroy. 

Elisha Hart and Sarah Cole. 

Married James Cowles & Abigail Hooker. 

Married James Heacock & Ruth Orvis. 

Married Joseph Kellogg & Esther Porter. 

Married John Barns & Hannah Root. 

Married Capt n Eldad Lewis & Widdow Sarah Root. 

Married Abijah Merrill & Sarah Barton. 

Married John Judd & Hannah Lewis. 

Married Gideon Belding & Mary Portter. 

Married Elisha Newel & Abigail Hart. 

Married Moses Clarke & Martha Henderson. 

Married Elijah Francis & Hannah Buck. 

Married Luke Stebbins & Sarah Norton. 

Married Asa Cowles & Eunice Hart. 
Married Eli Andruss & Joanna Thomson. 
Married Matthew Woodruff & Ann Woodruff. 
Married Zepheniah Buck ob Phyllis Parsons. 

Married Josiah Wright & Sarah Brownson. 
Married John Griswold & Abigail Stanly. * 
Married Thomas Neal & Wid: Dinah Newel. 
Married John Gridley & Sarah Elsworth. 
Married Sam'l Lewis Jun r 6c Ruth Yale. 
Married Lot Norton & Esther Merrill. ' 
Married Amaziah Stanly & Elizabeth Woodruff. 
Married Timothy Stanly & Lydia Newell. 
Married John Portter & Chorinda Whitman. 

Married John Hamlin & Eleanor Orvis. 
Were Married John Portter & Mary Barns. 
Were Married David Hart & Elizabeth Portter. 
Were Married Isaiah Gilbert & Esther Bull. 
Were Married Liut Ezekiel Lewis & Wid. Anna 

Were Married Timothv Merill & Marv Griswold. 
Were Married Mr. Strong & Wid. Mabel Bull. 
Were Married W ra Lewis & Mary Bull. 
Were Married Elijah Steel & Esther Millard. 
Were Married William Lewis Jr. & Elizabeth Scott. 
Were Married Isaac Gleason & Mary Smith. 
Were Married Seth Kellogg & Lois Orvis. 
Were Married Stephen Sedwick Jr. & Hannah Til- 

Were Married Ichabod Norton & Ruth Strong. 
Were Married Daniel Webster & Azubah Judd. 
Were Married Nath 1 Lowry & Jerusha Newell. 
Were Married Adino Poraeroy & Lois Strong. , 

Sabbath Eve Married Joseph Root & Martha / 

Married Nath 11 Copley & Abigail Norton. 


Church Records of Farming ton, Conn, 


February 5, 1761 
March 5, 17G1 
April 2, 1761 
April 23, 1761 

April 30, 1761 

May 28, 1761 

July 8, 1761 
October 29, 1761 
December 3. 1761 
Decbr. 9, 1761 
Decbr. 10, 1761 

Decbr. 10, 1761 
April 9, 1762 
May 27,1762 
June 17, 1762 
July 8, 1762 
August 2, 1762 

Sept r 2, 1762 
October 22, 1762 
Decbr 1, 1762 
April 14, 1763 

June 23, 1763 
August 21, 1763 
October 6, 1763 
October 26, 1763 
Novr. 23, 1763 
March 19, 1764 
April 18, 1764 
May 10, 1764 
June 14, 1764 
Novr. 15, 1764 

Novr. 15, 1764 

Novr. 15, 1764 
January 2, 1765 
January 3, 1765 
February 28, 1765 

June 6, 1765 

October 3, 1765 
October 27, 1765 
October 31, 1765 
May 4, 1766 
May 8, 1766 
September 18, 1766 

"Were Married Leut Kelloirg & WkL "Ruth Judd. 

Were Married Eben z Lankton vt Katharine Green. 

Were Married Abel Brace & Keziah Woodruff. 

Were Married Stephen Sedgwick and Wid: Eliz: 

Were Married Timothy Woodruff & Lucy Tread- 

Were Married Joseph Woodford Jn r & Eunice 

Were Married Eldad Hart & Acsah Stevens. 

Were Married Fisher Gay & Phebe Lewis. 

Were Married James Barret & Ann Caronton. 

Were Married Mr. Thos. Bull & Widow Hart. 

Were Married Rev. Jon th Leavit & Miss Sarah 

Were Married David Newel & Sarah Portter. 

Were Married Samuel Bird & Jerusha Tillotson. 

Were Married Zebulon Cole & Sarah Hart. 

Were Married John Case & Mary Parmale. 

Were Married Thomas Norton & Sarah Marsh. 

Were Married Thomas Gould Alvort & Keziah 

Were Married Samuel Cadwell & Faith Woodruff. 

Were Married Sylvanus Curtiss & Jemima Norton. 

Were Married Sam 11 Jones & Keziah Gridley. 

Were Married Rhoderick Messenger & "Ta 


Were Married Ezekiel Scott & Katharine Mills. 

Were Married Joseph Lankton & Ruth Hooker. 

Were Married Ezekiel Humphrey & Rhocla Scott. 

Were Married Fisk Beach & Martha Carronton. 

Were Married Phinehas Cowles & Sarah Hawley. 

Were Married Oliver Newell & Irena Hosford. 

Were Married Timo. Andruss & Abigail Root. 

Were Married Noah Portter & Mercy Lewis. 

Were Married Andrew Culver & Mehetabel Newell. 

Were Married Dec 11 Eben zr Miller & Wid. Eliz. 

Were Married Solomon Thomson & Elizabeth 

Were Married Elnathan Strong & Lucretia Curtiss. 

Were Married Jacob Byington & Eliz: Parks. 

Were Married Zadoc Orvis & Keziah Judd. 

Were Married Thomas Stanly & Wid. Sarah Grid- 

Were Married Andrew Messenger & Marg* Wood- 

Were Married Eneas Cowles & Esther Bird. 

Were Married Timo. Marsh Jr. & Sarah Andruss. 

Were Married Bethuel Norton & Lois Hart. 

Were Married Allfci Merill & Mary Andruss. 

Were Married Tim Gridley & Rlioda Woodruff. 

Were Married Samuel Stanly & Lois Abanatha. 

1885.] The Sambornes of England and America. 245 

December 18, 1706 Were Married Elijah Wood ruff & Mnrv Woodruff. 

December 24, 17G6 Were Married John Bartholomew & Lucy Caronton. 

February 18, 1767 Were Married JSylvauus Woodruff & Wid° Chris- 
tina Curtiss. 

February 24, 1767 Were Married Lieut. Sam 11 Gridley & Wid. Kath- 
arine Thomson. 

April 22, 1167 Were Married Elisha Scott & Mercy North. 

May 5, 1767 Were Married Jdn th Nunsuh <Sc Susannah Charles 

— Indians. 

October 5, 1767 Were Married Amos Bull & Lucy Norton. 

October 8, 1767 Were Married Simon Clarke & Abigail North. 

Novr. 5, 1767 Were Married Thomas Hooker & Esther Thomson. 

Novr. 19, 1767 Were Married Eleazer Merril & Rebecah Wood- 


December 31, 1767 Were Married Thos. Smith Ju r & Anna Hooker. 

[To be continued.! ;, --. ' Q 


Communicated by V. C. Sanborn-, of Concord, Mis3. 

ffflHE New Hampshire family of Sanborn furnishes an example in 
X that State of the same sort as that furnished by the Massachu- 
setts family of Greenleaf, lately mentioned in the Register. It 
deserves better treatment p-enealo^icallv than it has vet received, 
but in this respect it is no worse off than many other of the oldest 
families of New Hampshire, notably those of Blake, Dalton and 
Bachiler. True, the obscure origin of the last two families has been 
somewhat lighted up by Mr. Whitmore's article in the Register, 
of 1873, but much still remains to be done. 

The origin of the Sanborn family was not only shrouded in dark- 
ness, but the few attempts made to discover the first ancestor's home 
have been unsuccessful, and have only served to deepen the shade of 
obscurity. While other families have joined together to search for 
their common origin, the Sanborn family has not succeeded in keep- 
ing up a family association ; although one was formed in 1853 at 
Manchester, N. H., which accomplished little. In the July and 
October numbers of the Register for 1856 a methodical Sanborn 
genealogy was issued by Dr. Nathan Sanborn, which, however, 
was incomplete both in length and breadth. Admirable as far as it 
went, this genealogy was, perhaps, issued prematurely, and is now 
of but little importance as regards the earlier and later genera- 
tions. The generations after the third as far as the seventh, are 
almost all that could be desired, but the first, second and last few 
generations are very incomplete. There are defects, which may be 
owing to its not being published as a separate work, but as an arti- 
cle in a periodical, where limited space could be given it. No wills are 
copied, no extracts from court records or deeds made, which might be 
vol. xxxix. 22* 

246 The Sambornes of England and America, [July, 

of value, and what information might have been found, even in 1853, 
the infancy of New England genealogy, was not extracted for the 
convenience of future investigators. If such material had been fur- 
nished to Dr. Sanborn, or if he could have fuund it for himself, 
his work would have been more valuable. 

Two years after the publication of this Sanborn genealogy, a very 
short article was printed in the Register by Dyer II. Sanborn, 
then president of the Sanborn Association and a brother of Prof. 
E. D. Sanborn of Dartmouth College, which was intended to throw 
additional light on the Sanborns, and especially those of England. 
This article gave descriptions of the several arms of Samborne quot- 
ed in different "Armories," and misquoted, or rather misinterpreted 
the tincture of the crest, the hand and arrows of which are (ppr.) 
proper, or in their natural colors, and not (purp.) purpura, or pur- 
ple. Besides these arms, Mr. D. H. Sanborn gave the references 
to the name Samborne in the MSS. in the British Museum, and 
also supplemented Dr. Sanborn's account of the third generation in 

I judge that there has been little interest taken, since 1858, in 
the Sanborn pedigree by any of the name ; for nothing, to my 
knowledge, has appeared in print since then which would throw 
light on the English home of the first John Samborne. As is usu- 
ally the ease in American family histories, a coat of arms was print- 
ed in the Sanborn genealogy, which there is not, and never has been, 
the slightest authority for using in the American branch ; but be- 
sides this, I am almost assured, by a careful examination of Burke's 
and Nicolas's "Armories," that such a coat never existed in any 
Samborne family. This coat, without any reason for its use, has 
been copied into Mr. Runnels's " Genealogies of- Sanbornton." This 
assumption would easily have been detected if any effort had been 
made to discover the early English families of the name of Sam- 
borne- Although I have not myself been able to search in Eng- 
land for. the Sambornes^ I have found several extracts in the Calen- 
dariii Itotuli, etc., before 1700, which bear upon the Sambornes 
of England. 

But first let us speak of the derivation of the family name. There 
are two hamlets of England from which the family of Sambo(u)rne 
might have taken its name, or to which it might have given it. One 
is Sambourne in Warwickshire, mentioned in Dr. Sanborn's printed 
genealogy, but a few miles from Alcester, a great market-town ; and 
the other (Sandbourne) is in Worcestershire in the parish of Kid- 
derminster. Of the first, Dugdale, in his Antiquities of Warwick- 
shire, says, K Of this place, having its originall denomination from 
that little Sandy brook, nigh unto which it stands, I find very an- 
tient mention, viz: in anno DCCXIV. it being then (inter aliis) 
given to the Monks of Evesham by Eg win y Bishop of Worcester, 

1885.] The Sambornes of England and America. 247 

upon the foundation thereof. " It is also recorded that this hamlet 
possessed a " court-leet," or privilege of annual court-holding for 
the preservation of the public peace. 

I can find no ancient record of the latter parish division in Wor- 
cestershire, and so I can relate nothing of its history. 

From the name let us return to the family itself. The Sambo (u)rne 
family seems originally to have been divided into two branches, from 
each of which voun^er shoots have issued. One of these first 
branches was settled in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, first in Sunning, 
and afterwards in Moulsford, Berks ; while the other possessed 
lands in Timsbury and Nunny, in Somersetshire, and Maiden New- 
ton and Turner's Puddle, in Dorsetshire. A shoot from this latter 
branch settled in London, and afterwards was merged in the Le Bas 
family of France, while the Timsbury branch, after inheriting the 
possessions of the Mawdleys of Nunny and Wells, at last became 
extinct themselves in the male line ; and the marriage of the heiress 
of Samborne with a family of Flower, and the subsequent inherit- 
ance by still another family, reduced descent to a family of Palmer, 
who assumed the name of Samborne in the nineteenth century. 
The representative of the Timsbury Sambornes is Samborne Stuke- 
ly Palmer-Samborne, Esq., of Timsbury House, near Bath, whose 
son, John S. P. Samborne, has kindly furnished me with the ac- 
companying pedigree (A) . Had he sent me the historical proof of the 
authenticity of the pedigree, I should be able to vouch for it ; as it 
is, I desire to acknowledge his kindness both in sending me the pedi- 
gree and in making transcripts from the records of Timsbury Church, 
of which Swithin Samborne was rector in 1550. In his letter to 
me, Mr. John Samborne says : 

" I am afraid I can help you but little in your researches I have 

looked through our pedigree and other old documents, and also the records 
of the births, deaths and marriages in Timsbury Church. I fiud Sir Bar- 
naby Samborne married twice : 1st, he married Cicely, daughter of Wil- 
liam Basset, of Co. Gloucester, by whom he had two children — John (born 
in 1538) and Barnabas (born in 1590) ; 2d, he married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Sir W. Throgmorton of Fortwich, Co. Gloucester, by whom he had 
five children : 

i. Thomas, born 1601. 

ii. William, bapt. in Timsbury Church, 20 May, 1604. 

iii. Richard, bapt. in Timsbury Church, 30 September, 1605. 

iv. Bridget, bapt. in Timsbury Church, 21 May, 1607; buried at 
Timsbury 7 August, 1607. 

v. John, bapt. in Timsbury Church 9 February, 1608; buried at 
Timsbury, 14 December, 1641. 
Sir Barnaby had rive brothers — Toby, bapt. 1563; Israel, bapt. 1564; 
Samuel, bapt. 1565 ; Peter, bapt. 1569; John, bapt. 1574. Of these no- 
thing is known except that John was buried at Timsbury, 1576 

We kave the signatures of Sir Barnaby Samborne and his uncle, Swithin 
Samborne, and both spelt their name Samborne y as we have ever since 

248 The Sambornes of England and America. [July, 

spelt it "We have lived in this house since the fifteenth century, 

when one of my ancestors married a daughter or- De La Riviere, and so 
got this property." 

I have only been able so far to verify one of the marriages in the 
pedigree, that of John Samborne with Dorothy Tichbourne. This 
marriage is given in Berry's Hants Pedigrees, and was quoted by 
Mr. D. H. Sanborn in his article in the REGISTER in 1858. With 
his usual incorrectness he has dated the marriage almost a century 
later than it really was, his date being 1600, whereas the real date 
was no later than 1520. By Berry this John Samborne is quoted 
as being of Berkshire, but that might easily be a mistake. As to the 
rest of the pedigree (A) I can only say that, if two or three genera- 
tions between Sir John' Sambueren and John 2 Sambueren who mar- 
ried a daughter of Talboys of Kyme, were supposed to be omitted, 
the dates would tally correctly with the corresponding historical 
dates. I should not wonder if, w T ith this emendation, the pedigree 
were correct as it stands. As to the other pedigrees of the name of 
Samborne, there is, in the Somersetshire Visitation of 1623, printed 
by the Harleian Society, a pedigree (B) of Samborne going back 

as far as a John Samborne who married a daughter of Willough- 

by, and in the Oxfordshire Visitation of 1574 and 1634, there is a ped- 
igree (C) of Sambourne going back as far as William Sambourne, 
who married a daughter and heir of Sir William Lushell. In the 
1531 Visitation of Berkshire, lately published by the Harleian So- 
ciety, there is a pedigree (D) of the family descended from the 
Sunning branch, but neither of these families goes back any farther 
than the beginning, of the fifteenth century, and I have not been 
able to find any conclusive connecting proof farther back than the 
Herald's Visitations. - 

I find, however, mention of Saudeburne (a misprint for Sande- 
burne), ancient for Samborne, as Sandebadge and Sandeways for 
Sambach and Samwaies, Sambourne and Sumburne (possibly allied, 
resident at Sombourne in Hampshire) in the thirteenth and four- 
teenth centuries. The earliest record which I have been able to find 
is dated in Wiltshire, in 1211, when it is said : 

" Assisa venit recognit. si Julianus de Saudeburne injuste et sine judico 
dissaisivit Haurisiam et Surram de libero tenemento suo in Saudeburne 
post primam coronationem Domini Regis ss. Et Haurisiam et Surram non 
venientes Julianus teneat iu pace et llaurisiam et Surram in misericofdia 

quia non prosequuntur et plegitur est in imperatore " Placita — Wilts. 

12 Johis L— 1211. 

The next extracts relative to the name as it now stands, are in the 
reign of Edward III. (1327-1377), and they show the home o-f one 
Robert de Sambourne to have been in Somersetshire, where, as I 
have said, a branch was settled in the fifteenth century. . This Rob- 
ert de Sambourne seems to have been a churchman, a prominent 

1885.] The Sambornes of England and America. 249 

member of a church at Jevele or Yvele (modern Yeovil, a town of 
Somersetshire situated in the extreme south on the river Yeo, while 
Timsbury is in the extreme north of the county, or that part 
where Bath is situated). I find five extracts relative to Robert in 
the Rotidi Originaliwn, or lists of grants, etc., made during the 
reign of Edward III., of which I will quote but one, as the rest 
are very similar : 

" R. p. quadraginta solido Robto de Sambourne quod ipse unQ messua- 
gift triginta acr. tre et duas acr. gte cum gtem in Yevele Kyngeston Mersh 
et Cherton Morr dare possit et assignare cuidam capellano bend." 

Rotuli Originalhim, vol. ii. p. 213. 

There are also, in the Calendarii Inquisitorum Post Mortem 
several extracts relative to this same Robert de Sambourne, of which 
I will quote two, as they describe the lands which he held, either in 
his own ricrht or that of his church : 

" Rob'tus de Sambourne pro quodam capellano 

£ evel \ ' ] 30 acr. tenr. 

^yugestoa I1&&1 honore V Somerset. 

££?*? J *R- Caste., f 

" Joh'es de Merston ch'r feoffavit Rob'tus de Sambourne g ecclie de 
Meryet et al. 

Lopene maner 
Stratton maner 
Meriet maner 
reman, eid Joh. 


Inq. P. M. Vol. II. pp. 146 and 258. 

The next (in date) mention of Samborne is in more modern times. 
Collinson, in his Somersetshire, under head of Timsbury, says : 

" On an old stone tomb in the chancel (of the church at Timsbury) is the 
effigies of a man in armour. Of the inscription on the tablet, nothing more 
can be discovered than that the monument was erected to the memory of 
Sir Barnaby Sambourne, who, all his life, showed his affections to his king 
and country." Vol. II. p. 112. 

This is the Sir Barnaby Samborne of pedigrees (A) and (B), and 
it is quite likely that John Samborne of Hampton (grandson of Rev. 
Stephen Bachiler) was the grandson of one of the brothers of Sir 
Barnaby. The names of John, Richard and ^William, which appear 
in the Timsbury pedigree and that of Sunning and Moulsford, are 
repeated as family names in the first three generations in America ; 
and as the fashion of the time was to have scriptural proper names, 
it is not likely that these names would have been given, especially to 
descendants of a Puritan divine, had they not been family names. 
Concerning the first generation of Sambornes in America, it is not 
the purpose of this article to speak, but perhaps hereafter I may 
have something to say on that subject. 




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252 The Sambornes of England and America. [July, 

Pedigree B. 


(Copied from Visitation of Somerset in 1623.) 

Arms. — Ar. a chevron sa. between 3 mullets gu. pierced or. 

John Samborne of = dau. of Lisly (Lisle). 
Tymsbury, Esq. 

John Samborne* of = dau. of Willoughby. 
Tymsbury, Esq. 

Sir Barnabie Samborne = Margerite, dau. of Sir William 
of Tymesbury, Kt. j Throckmorton. 

Thomas, aged 22. William, aged 19. Richard, aged 18. John, aged 15. 

Pedigree C. 


(Copied from Visitation of Oxfordshire, 1634.) 

Arms. — Ar. a chevron sa. between 3 mullets gu. pierced or, quartering : 
1st. Ermine, a lion passant gu. for Drew : 
2d. A bend fusillv within a bordure charged with rouudles, for 
Lushill, untinctured.f 

William Sambourne ±a= Catherine, dau. & heire to 
Six Will. : LushilL Kt. 

William Sambourne = Margerite, dau. & heire to 
Thomas Drew. 

Brew Sambourne = Eliz. dau. & co- heire to Thomas Crecklade 
of Studleigh in com. Wilts. 

W T illiam = Anne, dau. to Henry = Eleanor, dau. to Thomas 

Sambourne 1 Roger Copley. Sambourne 

of Burford. 

William Ld. «= Margerite, dau. 
Windsor.^ & sole heire. 

* This John Samborne had a brother Swithin who was rector of Timsbury, and married 
Martha, dau. of Geo. Milborne and Julian, dau. of Wm. Jerratt of Trent in com. Somerset. 
— Visitation 1623, p. 74. 

t Ar. a pale fusilly gu. within a bordure az. bezantee for Lushill of Wiltshire. 

+ William, 2d Lord Windsor, see Coiiins's Peerage, vol. iv. pp. 87-8. 

1885.] The Sambornes of England and America. 


Margerite, dau. = Thomas Sambourne* of Sunning = Jane, dau. to 

to Vennour. 

in com. Ox. married Johan Polstede, 
widdow to Hugh Beke; to his 4th 
■wife he married Blanche Burditt. 


Thomas, sone by 
Joan Polsted. 3. 

Stoughton in 
com. Surrey. 


Grace, married 

Henry Peckham, 

al. Edwood. 






Pedigree D. 

(Copied from Visitation of Berkshire in 1631.) 

Arms. — Ar. a chevron sa. between 3 mullets gu. pierced or. 
Crest. — A bull's head, holding in the mouth 3 ears of wheat, ppr. 

Thomas Samborne of Sunning, cos. Berks and Oxon. 

Thomas Samborne. 

Richard Samborne = Eliz, dau. of Richard 
of Stokes Farm, Sturges of 

near Ockingham. Cholsey. 

Henry Samborne 

Ann, dau. of "Will : Parker 
of Sunning, Esq. 

Richard Samborne, set. = Dorothy, dau. of Rich : Comyns 
76, 25 Mar. 1665. j of Cholsey. 

Henry Samborne, son and heir, 
ast. 43, 1665, mar. Mary, dau. 
to ..... . Tery of Abington. 

Joseph Sambourne. Benjamin Sambourne 

Pedigree E. 

Pedigree of Samborne of London. From Visitation of London, 1 687 
{copied from " Genealogist" vol. i. pp. 218-9, and reduced to genealogi- 
cal form by V. C. Sanborn). 

1. John 1 Samborne.! of Timsborough, in Com. Somerset, m. , dau. 

of Lislev, and had : 

* Father of Thomas and Richard Sambourne (see Ped. D) of Moulsford. 

f In a side note to this pedigree are these words: " The Time* of the Births of the child- 
ren of Ibis first John Samborne is taken from an old Book (which old book is in the posses- 
sion of William Samborne who hath subscribed this descent) in which the said John hath 
recorded them under this title ; These are the of My Chylderyn as hereafter fol- 



254 The Sambornes of England and America. [July, 

i. John 2 Samborne, b. , m. , dau. of Willoughbic, and had 

Sir Barnabie 3 Samborne* of Timsborough in Com. Somerset, Knt. ; m. 
Maruaret Throgmorton and dyed A'o 1610. 

ii. Nicholas,' 1 b. June 1 st . 1529, 21 Henry 8. 

iii. Anne* b. 25 th October, 1533, 25 Henry 8. 

iv. Jane* b. 15 th October, 1540, 32 Henry 8. 

2. v. Francis, 2 b. March, 1543, 35 Henrv 8, married ■. 

vi. Richard, 2 b. 8 th May, 1544, 36 Henry 8. 

vii. Swithin, 2 youngest son.f 

2. Francis 3 {John 1 ) Samborne had by wife : 

3. i. Richard, 3 merchant, of Caen in Normandy ; he was also of Maiden NeW- 

ton,J in Com. Dorset, where he was baptized the 9 th of January, 
1575; m. Mary, dau. of Rignouf in France. 

4. ii. Francis 3 Samborne of London, Goldsmith, second son; m. Margarite, 

dau. of Blincoe of South wark. 

iii. John 3 Samborne, a merch't with his brother Richard, 3 d son. 

3. Richard 3 (Francis, 2 John 1 ) Samborne, had by his wife Mary: 

5. i. Anne, 4 eldest dau. of Richard 3 Samborne: she dyed 11 th March, 1634. 

set 32 ; m. John 2 Le Bass of Caen in Normandy, Gent, son of John 1 
Le Bass of Caen in Normandy, Esq., 13° July 1607, and Mary, dau. of 
Rob't Paisan. 

ii. Margaret, 4 2d dau. ; m. but died sine prole. 

iii. Michael 4 ~) 

iv. Richard, 4 [ all died without issue. 

v. Thomas 4 J 

vi. John, 4 J 

4. Francis 3 (Francis, 2 John 1 ) Samborne, had by wife Margarite : 

i. Nicholas 4 Samborne, ob. ccelebs. 

6. ii. Francis 4 Samborne, b. ; m. Mary, dau. of Goodfellow. 

7. iii. William 4 Samborne, a Norwich factor, living A'o 1687 ; m. Heather, 

dau. of Rob't Haynes of Bristol, widow of * Clark. 

iv. Richard 4 died in London, unmarried. 

5. John 3 (John 1 Le Bass) Le Bass, had by wife Anne, 4 dau. and heire 

of Richard? (Francis 2 John 1 ) Samborne: 

i. John 35 Le Bass, borne 10 March 1625, obiit sans issue. 
ii. James 3 ' 5 Le Bas, b. 26 June 1627, obiit sine prole. 

8. iii. Richard 35 Le Bas, b. 30 De :ember, 1629, now living A'o 1637, assis't 

to Sir Charles Cotterell, M r of the Ceremonies in England [or Marshall 
of Ceremonie§] ; m. Kiffiana, dau. of Peter Gosfruight ; her mother 
married to her 2 d husband Thomas 4 Samborne before mentioned, but 
had no issue. 

iv. Michael 3,5 le Bass, borne A'o 1632, obiit sine prole. 

V, Mary, 3,5 borne 28 December 1623 m. to Jeanblin.jj 

6. Francis 4 (Francis, 3 Francis 2 John 1 ) Samborne had by wife Mary: 

i. Samuel 5 eldest son, b. Tuesday. 6 October A'o 1640, ob. infans. 
ii. Mary, 5 now living unmarried, A'o 1687 ; b. 24 November, 1641. 

* Also five others, as we have seen. 

f " Rector of Timsbury (Timsborough) in 1550." ( ?) See article. 

X There was a family of Lisleys (L'Isles) which held a manor in Maiden Newton, and 
it is possible that the mother of Francis 2 may have been of this branch, and raav have trans- 
mitted lands in that place to him, he being the father of Richard, 3 and the 'lands having 
been his mother's dower. 

§ Words in brackets [ J appear to have been added later to the MS., as they are in a dif- 
ferent handwriting and in fresher ink. The MS. is in the possession of Mr. James Cole- 
man. (See Genealogist, vol. i. p. 219, foot-note.) 

|| In; this and later generations, wishing to show the Le Bas and Samborne descents to- 
gether,' I have been Obliged to indicate the generation by a compound exponent, thus X5 , 
and further on *- 6 , the former figure in each case standing for the paternal descent, and 
the latter for the maternal. 

1885.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 255 

9. iii. William 5 Samborne, 2' 1 son, Clerk of the Chamber of London, iet. 42 A'o 
lfiS7 ; b. Tuesday, 4 February A'o 1614; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richard 
Brooke of Derby, Gent. 

7. William 4 (Francis, 3 Francis, 2 John 1 ) Samborne had by wife IIks- 

i. William, 5 dyed young. 

iii. ElvLth* } both now livin =' 

8. Richard 3 -* (John, 2 John 1 Le Bass) {Anne* Richard 3 Francis 2 John 1 

Samborne) Le Bas had by wife Kiffiana : 

i. Richard.** 

ii. John*- 6 [dead]. » 

iii. Charles 4 - 6 Samborne le Bass, set. circ. 12 A'o 1687. [Was baptized the 
13 th June, 1675, in St. Margavites Westtn r and married to Mary Mey- 
er, second daughter to Sir Samuel Moyer, Bart., ye 24 July 1711.] 

iv. Jaquelin Charlotta,* 6 eldest daughter. 

V. Frances*- 6 2 d daughter. » 

9. William 5 (Francis* Francis, 3 Francis, 2 John 1 ) Samborne had by 

wife Elizabeth : 
i. Richard 6 Samborne, b. Thursday 29 November, 1683 ; now living A'o 1687. 


Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, A.M., of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page 179.] 

No. XL 
Cart. [Nathaniel DavexpoPwT and his Men. 

CAPT. Nathaniel Davenport was born in Salem, Mass., and was 
the son of Richard Davenport and his wife Elizabeth Hathorn. 
Richard came to Salem with Erdicott in 1(528, from Weymouth in 
Dorsetshire, was admitted freeman September 3, 1634, was ensign 
in the local militia same year, and in 1G37 served as lieutenant in 
the Pequod expedition, where he was wounded. He was represen- 
tative in 1637, and joined the Artillery Company in 1G39. Re- 
moved to Boston in 1642 and was appointed captain of the Castle, 
which post he filled for many years, and was there killed by light- 
ning on July 15, 1665. His children were Xathanicl ; Truecross, 
born 1634-5; Experience, baptized August 27, 1637; John, bap- 
tized September 11), 1641, at Salem ; and at Boston he had Samu- 
el, baptized June 28, 1646; Sarah, September 30, 1649; Eliza- 
beth/September 13, 1652; William, born May 11, 1656. The 
widow died June 28, 1678. 

Nathaniel spent his boyhood and youth at Salem and at the Cas- 
tle. He was evidently a man of enterprise and ability, and for some 
time was concerned with several Boston men in an extensive busi- 
ness between Boston and New York. He married Elizabeth Timeli- 
er, daughter of Thomas. 

256 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [July, 

From his early surroundings at the Castle he naturally acquired 
experience of military matters, and his business pursuits gave him 
wide acquaintance with the affairs of the colonies in their commer- 
cial relations. In the difficulties with the Dutch at New York he 
was evidently a trusted agent of Massachusetts, his residence for 
some time in New York giving him £reat advantage. In volume 
II. New York Colonial History " are found letters passing be- 
tween Edward Rawson, Secretary of Massachusetts, and N. Bay- 
ard, Secretary of "New Netherlands," showing that in 1673 Mr. 
Nathaniel Davenport and Mr. Arthur Mason were sent by the Mas- 
sachusetts Colony to demand the restoration of some vessels which 
had been seized by the N. N. government, and they threatened re- 
prisal, &c.j if the vessels were not given up. In a later letter of 
Bayard to Rawson in regard to this demand, he refers to Mr. Dav- 
enport as a "spy." His experience and prominence would thus 
seem to mark him as a leader in the war, but it is evident that his 
residence abroad had precluded his holding military office in the 
colony, where the choice was made by the people of each town, and 
was made a matter of confirmation by the Court. Capt. Davenport 
had returned to Boston in 1673, and at the time of the fitting out 
of the Narraganset Expedition in December, 1675, was serving 
on the jury at the Court of Assistants, whence he was summoned 
to take command of the 5th Company in the Massachusetts Regi- 
ment. This company was made up chiefly of men from Cambridge 
and Watertown, to most of whom Captain Davenport • was a 
stranger, but it is said (see Drake's " Old Indian Chronicle, page 
181) that he, on the occasion of " taking possession of his company, 
made a very civil speech to them, and also gave them free Liberty 
to choose their own Serjeants themselves, which pleased them very 
well, and accordingly did so." The company joined the rest of 
the forces at Dedham plain, and marched to Narraganset with 
the army. In " Oliver's Narrative," one item concerning Capt. 
Davenport appears, mentioned with characteristic brevity. ' f Dec. 
17 th That Day we sold Capt. Davenport forty-seven Indians young 
and old, for Eighty Pounds in money." I have found nothing to 
solve the doubt as to whether it was the enterprise of the merchant 
or the humanity of the man that prompted the purchase. I find no 
mention of such sale on the treasurer's books. On December 19th, 
at the great Fort fight, Mr. Hubbard relates that "Capt. Mosely 
and Capt. Davenport led the van." 

The death of Capt. Davenport is thus related in the " Old Indian 
Chronicle" above mentioned, p. 181 : 

" Before our men came up to take possession of the Fort, the Indians 
had shot three Bullets through Capt Davenport, whereupon he bled ex- 
treamly, and immediately called for his Lieutenant, Mr Edward TiDg, 104 

104 Lieutenant Edward Ting (or Tyng) commanded the company during the rest of 
this campaign, and many of the credits are given under him as Captain. He was the 

1885.] Soldiers in Ring Philips War. 2"ol 

and committed the charge of the Company to him, and desired him to take 
care of his Gun, and deliver it according to Order and immediately died in 

his Place." • . . ' ; And it is very probable the Indians might think 

Capt Davenport was the General because he had a very good Butt" Suit on 
at that Time and therefore might shoot at him." 

After the death of Capt. Davenport, the settlement of his large 
business involved a vast amount of litigation. At first his widow 
assumed the administration under the direction doubtless of her fa- 
ther, Mr. Thomas Thacher ; but finding the assets too small, many 
debtors worthless and creditors severe, she prays the Court to dis- 
charge her from the office, especially as she is " in election for mar- 
riage." It seems that this step was one of precaution to protect her 
husband about-to-be from being involved in the affairs of the late 
Captain, and evidently received satisfactory assurance, as she goes 
forward and marries Samuel Davis of Boston, upon whom very soon 
the creditors of the Captain descended, whereupon Elizabeth and 
her father file petitions for his relief. Their letters are preserved 
in the Massachusetts Archives, vol. 16, pages 12G-8 ; and that of 
the father is a fine specimen of penmanship, while both are very in- 
teresting for the hints and facts they contain. The creditors have 
complained of her extravagance while administratrix, in general, and 
in several particulars, among which were the funeral expenses, 
extravagant, since the Captain's body was buried abroad (at Xarra- 
ganset), and they charge her also with expensive "housekeeping." 
There are many other papers, bills and accounts in the Archives, 
vol. 119. Capt. Davenport left no children, and his nephew Ad- 
dington Davenport inherited his Xarraganset claim. 

Credited under Capt. Nath 1 Davenport & Capt. Ting, February 29 th 1675-6 

Nathaniel Sanger 02 14 00 William Peirce 02 14 00 

Thomas Hall 02 14 00 John Baldwin 00 10 03 

John Cutler 02 14 00 Nathaniel Damport Capt. 05 07 00 

Caleb Simons 02 02 00 Theoder Atkins 00 15 00 

son of Capt. Edward Tyng of Boston, and was born March 23th. 1649. He removed to 
Falmouth in 168), and soon after married Elizabeth, daughter of Thaddeus Clark and srr. 
granddaughter of George Cleeves. He was in comm.ind of Fort Loyal 1680 and 16S1 ; was a 
counsellor and magistrate for Maine under President Danforth, ana in 16S5 was appointed 
by the King one of the council of his brother-in-law Joseph Dudley and afterward under 
Andros, who made him lieutenant-colonel and placed him in command in the province of 
Sagadahoc in 1638 and 16S9, and after the reduction of Nova Scotia was appointed gov- 
ernor of Annapolis, but on his way to that place his vessel was captured by the French, 
and he was taken to France where he died. He was a man of great energy and abilitv, 
and was jl large land owner in Maine; but as he favored and served the" Andros parfv 
he became very unpopular with the people. His son Edward had a son William, who in 
1767 was appointed sheriff of Cumberland County, but becoming a violent Tory he was 
obliged to fly from the wrath of his fellow-citizens to the Britbh army at New York, where 
he remained till the close of the war, when he removed to Nova Scotia and was made chief 
justice; but in 1703 he returned to Maine, and as his own large estates in Portland had been 
confiscated, lie settled upon his wife's estate in Gorbjm, where in elegant ease, with am- 
ple estate, he enjoyed the fruits of his toryism and a pension which the British government 
after his death in 1807 continued to his widow, the stately and stanch royalist Madam Tyng, 
to her death in 183 1. Col. Tyng was childless, and the last male descendant of Capt. Ed- 
ward of the Narraganset fight. 
The second lieutenant was John Drury, son of Hugh of Boston, born May 2, 1646. 

vol. xxxix. 23* 


Soldiers in King Philip's War 


Edward Ting Capt. 




June 24 th 1675 

Gershom Cutler 




Joshuah Woods 

02 14 00 

Thomas [Nichojls 




Daniel Woodward 

02 14 00 

Stephen Farr 




James Haughton 

00 10 03 

Samuel Lamson 




Abraham Temple 

02 02 00 

John Shelden 




David Batchelor 

01 IS 06 

Moses Whitny 




Ambros Mackfassett 

02 14 00 

Jonathan Smith 




Jonathan Remington 

10 18 OS 

Joseph Smith 




Peter Bateman 

02 08 00 

Daniel Warrin 




Samuel Dymon 

02 14 00 

Isaac Lerned 




John Taylor 

02 14 00 

Thomas Parker 




John Wood 

02 14 00 

John Polly 




Zachariah Snow 

02 02 00 

William Roberts 




Isaac Emsden " als Ams- 

John Baker 





03 06 06 

Joshua Bigalo 




William Gleson 

02 14 00 

March 24 th 1675 


Samuel How 

02 12 02 

Joseph Buss 




Thomas Brown 

02 02 00 

John Wheeler 




John Salter 

02 14 00 

Nathaniel Healy 




Jacob Amsden 

02 14 00 

George Herington 




Jeremiah Toy 

02 14 00 

William Wade 




George Hay ward 

00 12 00 

Thomas Rutter 




Dennis Hedly 

02 14 00 

John Haws 




July 24 th 1675 

Samuel Swan 




Joseph Wheeler 

02 09 00 

John Drury Z* 




John Baker 

05 05 00 

William Price 




John Parker 

02 14 00 

April 24th 1676 

James Mathewes 

01 09 00 

John White 




August 24 th 1675 

Timothy Rice 




John Priest 

,03 10 00 

James Smith 


14 00 

Nicholas Lunn 

02 12 00 

Jacob Bullard 


14 00 

Jonathan Lawrence 

02 14 00 

Matthew Gibbs 




The following is preserved in the Mass. Archives, vol. 6S, p. 104. 
The List of those y* were slayne & wounded of Cap Nath 1 Davenport-— 


Sarg* Theod 

Nath: Davenport 
106 George Howard of Concord 
Jn° Hagar of Watertown 

I0 *Sam. Swayn of Cambridge 
Sam. Read of Cambridge 
Sam. Stocker of Meadford 
Nath Hely of Watertowne 
Isaac Learned of Watertowne 
Tho. Browne of Concord 
Abra: Temple of Concord 
David Batchelor of Redding 
Caleb Symon' of Ooburue 
John Backer of Wooborne 
Zachary Snow of Wooborn 

4 men Slayne 

> 11 men wounded 

»» In the credits these appear as Hayward and Swan. 


Soldiers in Ring Philip's War. 


The following lists of men impressed in several towns where Capt. 
Davenport's company was raised, will serve to identify many of the 
names. Of course, many of those impressed were either excused 
for disability or escaped from the service in some other manner. 
See Mass. xVrchives, vol. 68, p. 100, and for separate lists, pp. 67 
-100. The returns were dated from Nov. 25 to Dec. 3, 1675. 

From Cambridge. 
Corp 11 Jonathan Remington 
James Hubbart 
Edward Winship juni or 
Isaack Emsclen 
Nathaniel Patten 
William Glesson 
John Withe 
Jacob Emsclen 
Jonathan Laurenc 
John Emsden 
John Salter 
Samuel Swan 
Daniel Woodward 
Samuel Read 
Gershoin Cutter 15 

From Watertown. 
Daniell Warrin, S r 
John Bigulah, S r 
Nathaniell Hely 
Joseph Tayntor J r 
John Whettney S r 
George Herrington 
James Cutting' 
\c William Hagar Jr 
Mohn Parkhurst 
Michaell Flegg 
Jacob Bullard 
Isaack Learned 
Joseph Waight 
George Dill 
Jonathan Smith 
Willyam Price Jr 
Nathaniell Sangar 
Moses Whettny 
Enoch Saw tell 
John Bright 
John Hastings 
John Bacon 
John Chadwick 
John Windam 
Ben Douse 
Nath Barsham 
John Barnard 

Ephraim Gearffield 
Joseph Smith 20 

From Woburn. 
John Carter 
William Johnson 
James Convars 
John Cutler 
William Peirce 
John Baker 
Zachariah Snow 
John Polly 
John Preist 
John Berneane 
John Shilden 
Thomas Hale 
John Bolen 
Caleb Simons 
Peter Bateman 
Jerimiah Hood 13 > 

From Sudbury. 
William Wade. 
Samuell Bush 
John White Jun r 
Tho. Rutter 
Peter Hopes Jr 
James Smith 
Dennis Hedley 
Matthew Gibbs Ju r 
Daniel Herrincrton 9 


From Cambridge Village. 
Samuell Hides Jr 
Peter Henchet 
Joshua Woods 
Jonathan Bush 4 

From Reading. 
Samuel Lamson 
David Bachelder 
James Carr 
Samuel Daman 
Seabred Taylor 
Thomas Nichols 

260 Deed of Land in Virginia, 1667. [July, 

William Robards Samuel How- 

Nicholas Lunn 8 John Wood 

Joseph Wheeler 

From Meadford. Thomas Browne 

James Stokes John Wheeler 

Jeremiah Toy 2 Timothy Rice 

George Hayward 

From Concord. Stephen Farre 

Joseph Busse John Taylor 11 

Abraham Temple 

Capt. Davenport's company numbered seventy-five men. See 
ante, vol. xxxviii. p. 440. Substitutes often appear instead of those 
impressed. Fifty-seven in the above list, and three besides among 
the wounded and killed, are thus accounted for. Some of the rest 
received credit in a later Ledger. 


Communicated by John P. Earwaker, M.A., F.S.A., of Pensarn, North Wales. 

Indenture made the 24 October A.D. 1667 and in the 19th year of 
the Raigne of our Souaigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God 
King of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland, Defender of the ffaith &c. 
Between John Cutting, cook, and Leonard Cutting Joyner, Cittizens of 
London of the one parte and George Strelley(l) of Plymouth in the County 
of Devon, Esquire, of the other parte. Witnesseth that the said John 
Cutting and Leonard Cutting, As well for the consideration of the Some of 
nifty pounds of Lawfull english money to them &c paid by the said George 
Strelley &c. As also in consideration of the sume of £150 more to the said 
John Cutting and Leonard Cutting secured by Bond from the said George 
Strelley and one Thomas ffazakerley Cittizen and Girdler of London &c. 
Have graunted &c sold &c &. by these presents doe fully and absolutely graunt 
&c unto the said George Strelley All and every such messuages Lands 
Tents Hereditaments Goods HouseholdstutFe Materialls Cattell Chattells 
and Estate whatsoever which was given Left and bequeathed to them the 
said John Cutting and Leonard Cutting in and by the last Will and Testa- 
ment of Jane Hartree, late the wife of Elias Hartree(2) Late of the Continent 
of Virginia in the Parts beyond Sea both deced. and which were part of 
and belonging to the Plantacon and Estate of her the said Jane Hartree or 
of him the said Elias Hartree her Husband or either of them Lvino- and 
being in Northampton County in Virginia in Nusswadax Creeke on the 
East side of the bay. With all the ffences Ediffices Proffitts Comodities and 
appurtenances thereto belonging and appertaining And also all the Estate 
Right Title Interest &c &c of them the said John Cutting and Leonard 
Cutting their executors and administrators of and in the same Messuages 
Lands &c by virtue of the said Last Will and Testament of the said Jane 
Hartree, deceased. To Have and to Hold all the said premises &c. &c 
to the said George Strelley his heirs and assigns for evermore. And the 
said John Cutting & Leonard Cutting for themselves &c and respective 

1885.] Deed of Land in Virginia, 1667. 261 

heirs executors administrators &c graunte to and with the said George 
Strelley his heirs &c. In maimer following that is to say he the said George 
Strelley his heires or assignes shall or may att all times ffor ever hereafter 
peaceably & Quietly have hold possess and enjoy &c the said premises &c 
&c. And also, that they the said John Cutting & Leonard CuttiDg their 
seu r all and respective heires &c. shall and will at all times dureing the space 
of Seaven yeares now next comeiug att the Request & Charges of the said 
George Strelley his heires &c doe and cause to bee done all such further 
and other Lawfull & Reasonable Acts and things whatsoever for the fur- 
ther and better assureing and Confirmeing of the said hereby graunted &c 
premisses unto the said George Strelley his heires &c. as by him or his heirs 
or his or their Councell learned in the Law shalbe Lawfully &c devised 
Soe as such further Assurances doe containe noe other or Larger Warran- 
ty then theis presents doe extend unto. And soe as also that the said John 
Cutting and Leonard Cutting their heires &c be not Compelled to Travaile 
further then the Cittyes of London or Westminster for the dooing thereof. 
Which said further Assurances shalbe to the only use of him the said 
George Strelley and of his heires and assignes for ever. In Witnes 
whereof the said p'ties have to these present Indentures Interchangeably 
sett their hands and seales dated the day and yeares first above written 
John Cutting [seal]* Leonard Cutting [seal] 

Sealed and delivered in the p r sence of 

Tho. ffazakerly. ) [All good 

Andrew Nicholson, Segl >- autograph 
Tho. Swumerton Sery ) signatures. — J. p. e.] 

On the back of the deed (copied verbatim) : 

The Eighth day of December 1668. 
Memorandum That the day and yeares abovewritten the withinnamed 
George Strelley for and in Consideracon of the Sume of Two Hundred 
poundes of Lawfull money of England to him in hand by William Spen- 
cer(3) of Ackomacke in the County of Northampton in Virginia Gent well 
and truly contented and paid wherecf and wherewith the said George 
Strelley acknowledgeth himselfe fully satisfyed and paid and Thereof and 
of every part and parceil thereof doth clearly Exonerate Acquite and dis- 
charge the said William Spencer his Heires Exc" and Admini" and every 
of them by these p'sents, Hath granted, Bargained sold Assigned Trans- 
ferred and sett over and by theise p'nts doth for him his Heires Executo" 
and Admini" grant Bargaine sell Assigne and sett over unto the said Wil- 
liam Spencer his Heires Executo" and Assignes All and singular the with- 
in menconed p r mises with their and every of their app'tuces And all his 
Estate Right Title Interest property Claime and demand whatsoever of in 
and to the said p r misses and every or any part or parceil theireof togeather 
with the withinwritten Deed To have and to holde all and singuler the said 
p r misses with Thapptnnces unto the said William Spencer his heires Ex- 
ec" Admini" and Assigne? for ever in as large Ample and beneficiall man- 
ner and forme as hee the said George Strelley his heires Exec" or Ad- 
mini" might have held and injoyed the said p r misses if these p'sents had 
not beene made And the said George Strelley for himselfe his Heires Ex- 
ec" and Admini" and for every of them doth Covenant and promise to and 
with the said William Spencer his Heires Exec" Admin" and Assigne3 by 
these p r sents That he the said William Spencer his Heires exec" Admi" and 
• A borrowed seal.— -j. p. b, 

262 Deed of Land in Virginia, 1667 . [July, 

Assignes shall and may from henceforth forever hereafter peaceably and 
quietly have hold use occupy possesse and Enjoy the said granted p r misses 
and every part and parcell thereof with Thapptunces without the lett hurt 
(illegible) of the said George Strelley his Heires Exor 6 * Admi r *or Assignes 
or of any other person or persons whatsoever lawfully Clayming the said 
p r misses or any part thereof In witness whereof I the said George Strel- 
ley have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare abovesaid. 

Sealed and Delivered Geo: Strelley. [Seal] * 

in the presence of 
[Names of witnesses much 

rubbed and illegible. — j. p. e.] 


Note 1. — George Strelley was mayor of Pli'mouth, co. Devon, 1666-7. During 
his term of office, " The Guildhall new built." In the south transept of St. An- 
drew's Church, in Plymouth, is a fine and elaborate tablet to his memory. At the 
top is a shield bearing the arms of Strelley, with its quartering, as follows: 1st, 
Strelley pale of six, argent and azure; 2d, S->merville, a r gent an eagle displayed 
sable, armed and langued gules; 3d, Sacheverell, argent, on a saltire, sable, three 

water bougets of the first ; 4th, argent a chevron between three martlets sable ; 

5th, Vavasour, or, a fesse dancette sable; 6th, Reding, argent three boars' heads 
erased sable; 7th, St. Amand, quarterly; 1st and 4th argent a bend azure, be- 
tween a mullet in chief and an annulet in base gules ; 2d and 3d argent a bend en- 
grailed sable; 8th, Strelley. On either side are shields of arms of Strelley impaling 
St. Araand, and at the bottom the arms of Strelley alone. The inscription is as 
follows : 

Erected by Mrs. Ann Strelley, widow, daughter of John St. Amand, of Mansfield 
in the county of Nottingham, JEs<j., in Memory of George Strelley, Esq., her late 
husband deceased who Lineally descended from Strelley of Strelly an Antient family 
in that County and was Maior of this Borough in the year 1667 where (after 63 years 
conversation in this world, Loveing mercy, doeing justice, and walking humbly with 
God)) he peaceably (on the 16 th day of February 1673) Resigned life for an heavenly 
habitation (leaveing Issue by the eaid Ann, only George Strelley his sonn and heir) 
and resteth interred neere this funerall Pile in certain hopes of a glorious Resur- 

Ransack this lower Orbe youle scarcely finde 

Such Peace, such Piety, in one behinde. 

Diamonds have flaws (His actions were so just) 

His name had none : His fame Survives his dust. 

True charity and zeale adorne his Herse 

And scome the flatterys of a Poet's Verse. 

Non Mortuus, sed Dorm it. 
[See Jewett's History of Plymouth, pp. 226 and 514.] 

John Coffin Jones Brown, of Boston. 

Note 2. — Elias Hartree appears as the patentee of the following grants of land : 
100 acres in Accomac Country, February 26th, 1638, Book No. 1, p. 619 ; 200 acres 
in Northampton County on Hungary Creek, May 20th, 1652, Book No. 3, p. 252. 
Virginia Land Records. ft. A. Brock, Richmond, Va. 

Note 3. — William Spencer appears as a patentee of the following grants of land : 
12 acres in James City, August 22d, 1624, Book No. 1, p. 9 ; 230 acres on the north- 
west side of Lawne Creek, September 29th, 1632, p. 120; 1100 acres on Lawne 
Creek, June 19th, 1635, p. 219 ; 550 acres on Lawne Creek, August 28th, 1637, p. 
474; 1300 acres near mouth of Lawne Creek and between it and Hog Creek, to 
** William Spencer, an antient planter on Island of James City, deducted, abated 
out of his dividend at Spencer's Hole, February 10th, 1637, p. 521. r. a. b. 

* Mr. Earwakcr furnishes a drawing of this seal, which bears these Arms : Quarterly 
1st and 4th paly of six; 3d an eagle displayed; 4th a fess dancette. Crest, a Saracen's 
head. The tinctures are not indicated. The arms, it will be seen, are 1st and 4th, Strelley ; 
3d, Somerviile ; 4th, Vavasour.— Emioa. 

1885.] Will of Alice Hayne. 263 


Communicated by D. F. Haynes, Esq., Baltimore, Md. 

fflHE following is a copy of the will of Alice Hayne, widow, of Semley, 
JL co. Wilts, England, the mother of Walter Haynes, born 1583, who 
with wife Elizabeth, five children and three servants, came from Sutton 
Mandeville, Wiltshire, England, in 1638, in the ship " Confidence," to 
Bostor, and settled at Sudbury, Mass., where he died li February, 16G4-5. 
This ' ill is written on one page of one leaf folio paper, not signed. It is 
preserved among the Salisbury Wills, P. P. C. London (Archdeaconry of 
S*rum). Dated 2d March, 1620-1 ; proved by Walter Hayne the Ex r , 2d 
March, 1623-4. 

" In the name of God Amen, the 2 1 daye of March in the xviij th yere of the reigne 
of our Sovraigne Lord King James and the yere of our Lord God One thousand 
Sixe hundred and twentie. I Alee Hayme of p r fecte memorie praising God doe 
make this my laste Will and testament in maner and forme following, ffirst I be- 
quethe my Soule to our Lorde Jesus Christ ray only Savior and redemer and my 
bodie to be buried in the Church yeard of Semblie, — It: I geve to the same Church 
vj d . It: I geve to my daughter Eiizabeth Read my great brass pot or Croke my best 
cov r led and - blanket one bolster one pillow and piilowber and my best gowne two 
wastcoates: ij apcrons j smock j Coffer j barrell j tubbe. It: I bequethe to hir 
Sonne Christopher Read V s : It: I bequethe to Thomas, John and William her 
sonnes each of them a Pewter dishe. It: to hir sonn Marmaduke xijd. 

It: I bequethe to hir daughter Elizabeth Reade one brass pann of a gallon and 
one double Kershew of Hollon. 

It: I geve to my said daughter Elizabeth one paire of sheetes i ij Kershawes iij Part- 
letts and ij table napkins. 

It: I bequeth to Marmaduke Maning xii d . 

It: I geve Susan Hayme my best Pewter dishe. 

It: I bequeth to my daughter Roose my bedstedd and fetherbedd w ch I lie in as 
it is furnished and my bigest brass pann except one and a gowne or gowne cloth 
and my ij best Petticoates. And whereas 1 have lent my Son in law Andrew Ivie xx s 
I do geve it to his sonn Andrew. 

It: I geve John lvie thelder and John Ivie the yonger my daughters sonnes 
xij d a Peece. It: I geve Grace lvie my little brass pann w ch I have formerly deliv'd 
to my daughter Rose and one hollon aperon. It: I geve my said daughter Roose ij 
Kershewes and iiij aperons and iij smokes and the rest of my wearing ape r ll ungiv- 
en w th my Cloke and a little Coffer by my bed but the bigest brass pann save one 
w ch I appointed to my daughter Roose my will is shall remaine to John Ivie thelder 
hir sonn. It: I geve my sonn Walter Haymes daughter Elizabeth my next best 
covled and one best shet. 

It: I geve to Suffraine Hayme my best bore Cloth and an apon, and Marie Hayme 
a piilowber and one Pewter dishe and Elizabeth Hayme a Pewter dishe and Suffraine 
a Pewter dishe:_ It: my Sonn Walter Hayme shall have the use of my bigest brass 
pann during his life w ch pann I give to Thomas Hayme his sonn and my Silver 
spoone. It: I bequeth to Walter Hayme my sonn the half yeres p'fitt of my tene- 
ment after my decease whome 1 make and ordaine to be my whole Executor to 
whome I bequethe all the rest of my goods. 

In wittnes whereof I have Sette my hande the day and yere abov written. In the 
prsence of Marmaduke Read and Walter Hayme and John Blanford." 

Then follows 

" An lnventorie of all the Goodes of Alee Hayme widow lat descasei in Scmlie 
taken the xxiiij of feburarie 1G23. S® totall xxiij a xij s iiij d ," written on one page 
foolscap paper and annexed to will. 

264 Hugh Peters and the Royal Medals. [July, 


Semley is a parish in Wiltshire, four and three-fourths miles from Hindon (S. by 
W.), and about the same distance E. N. E. from Slmftshury or Shaston in Dorset- 
shire, and in the vicinity of Sutton Mandeville and \V ardour Castle. 

Elizabeth, the daughter of Walter Ilayme named in the will, probably was the 
daughter that married Roger Goard. and remained in England, named in her father's 
will made 25 May, 1659, proved 4 April, 1665. 

Thomas, Suffraine and Mary, the only other children of Walter born at the date 
of his mother's will, came to New England with their parents in 1633. 

Semley church has been restored, and a recent visit at Semley and at Sutton Man- 
deville developed no footprints of the Hayne family of 1620. 

The marriage of John Hayne and Alice Lambert, 23d October, 1575, is foun^ on 
the Sherburne, Dorset, register, and which may be the marriage of Walter Hr ync's 

Walter Hayne's family in England seem to have belonged to the one writing 
themselves Hayne and Haine. The name being written Hayme in this will provr^ 
little as to its correct spelling, the scribes of that day being frequently in error. In 
the Sudbury Records and by the descendants of Walter, the founder of the Sudbury 
family, the name is invariably spelled Haynes, and was so written by Walter him- 
self when signing his will. 


Communicated by G. D. Scull, Esq., of London, England. 

THE following documents* were found at the commencement of 
a volume of Elias Ashmole's Manuscripts in the Bodleian Li- 
brary, among the manuscripts not in the printed Catalogue. As to 
the two persons who were to question Hugh Peters about the med- 
als and other articles abstracted from the Library in St. James's Palace, 
Thomas Ross was "" the custodian of his Majesty's Libraries," and 
Elias Ashmole was very learned in all matters of medals and the 
like, and of course a very fit person for such an investigation. 

Charles R. 

Our Will & pleasure is That you pmit Thomas Ross & Elias Ash- 
mole Esq r to speake with and examine Hugh Peters concerning our Books 
and Meddalls that haue been Embezeled & this to be gformed in your pre- 
sence. For w ch this shall be youre warrant, Given at our Court at White- 
hall the 10 th Day of September 1660, in the Twelfe yeare of Our Reigne. 

By his Ma t5e ' Comand 
To Our trusty & welbeloved Edw Nicholas 

S r John Robinson Kn*. & 

Bar 1 Lieutenant of Our 

Tower of London. 

An Accompt of what M 1 * Hugh Peters gaue vpon his Examinacon be- 
fore the ho: ble S r John Robinson Lieu 1 of his Ma ties Tower, taken by 
M r Ross & M? Ashmole assigned thereunto 12° Sept, 1660. 

The Examinant Saith, that about the yeare 1648 in August he preserv- 
ed the Library in S* James ag 1 the violence & rapine of the. Soldiers, & 

* Mr. Scull has traced, for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, facsimiles 
of these two documents.— Editor. 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 205 

the same continued three or foure monetha vnder his Custody : and that he 
did not take thence anything, but left it vnviolated as he found it. He 
doth confess that he saw diu'rs Medalls of Gold, Sillier 6c Brass. & other 
peeces of Antiquity, as Iron Rings & the like, but that he tooke nothing 
thence, & then delivered up the key & Custody of them to Major Gen 11 Ire- 
tou, And further he saith that he never since came into the Library, nor 
never had or saw any thing belonging thereto. Hugh Peters. 

Given vpon oath before me 

John Robinson, Lieten: Towre. 


Communicated by Henry F. Waters, A.B., now residing in London, Eng. 

HPHE Committee on English Research of the New England Historic 
-*- Genealogical Society, under whose direction Mr. Waters is now 
pursuing his investigations in England, have on more than one occa- 
sion asserted that the method of search adopted by him — so different 
from that of his predecessors — would without fail enable him to 
bring to light what had escaped the notice of all other antiquaries. 
Striking proofs of the correctness of this statement have been already 
afforded by the remarkable discoveries Mr. Waters has hitherto 
made, and the following paper, in which the parentage and ancestry 
of John Harvard are for the first time conclusively shown, will add 
still another. 

In 1842, the late James Savage, President of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society and author of the '* Genealogical Dictionary of 
New England," went to England for the express purpose of ascer- 
taining what could be learned of the early history of John Harvard ; 
but although Mr. Everett, then our minister to the court of St. 
James, rendered every assistance in his power, no trace of Harvard 
could be found, except his signature on taking his degrees at the 
University of Cambridge. Mr. Savage tells us that he would glad- 
ly have given five hundred dollars to get five lines about him in 
any capacity, public or private. Since that date others have made 
efforts equally unavailing. 

The late Col. Joseph L. Chester, in a letter written the year 
before his death to the Editor of the Register (Register, xxxvi. 
319), says that he had carried about with him daily for many years 
a bit of pedigree of Harvard in the hope of being able to perfect it ; 
that he thought he had found the will of the father of John Harvard, 
but could not yet prove it ; that he disliked to put forward a mere 
theory, but hoped to come upon further evidence some day. 

At a meeting of the New England Historic Genealogical Societv 
held in Boston June 3, 1885, a paper by Miss Frances B. James 
of Cambridge, Mass., was read, on "John Harvard's English Home, 
vol. xxxix. 24 

26G John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

a Caveat in Behalf of Devonshire." It contained the results of 
some researches made by her in the summer of 1883, in Plymtree, 
co. Devon, England, where there formerly lived a family of Har- 
ward or Harvard, but no claim was made by her that any relation- 
ship could be shown to exist between this family and that of John 

Mr. William Rendle, in an article in the "Genealogist" for April, 
1884, on "Harvard University, U.S., and the Harvards of South- 
wark," gives a list of certain Harvards of the Parish of St. Saviours 
noted by him, but he failed to find the baptism of John Harvard, 
and was unable to connect him with this family of Harvards. In 
the South London Press for April 11, 1885, and in the Athenaeum 
for April 18, 1885, Mr. Rendle has something further to say about 
the Harvards. He gives the date of baptism of a John Harvye, 
whom he says he believes to be the founder of Harvard College, but 
is unable to prove the fact, and offers no evidence to support it. 
These articles, however, contain nothing new*. Everything of im- 
portance in them had been previously made known to us by Mr. 
Waters. The record of this very baptism had been already found 
by him,. and a copy of it sent to the Committee. Mr. Rendle's 
knowledge of it seems to have been obtained from a person to whom 
Mr. Waters had mentioned it as a discovery of his own, and its 
appropriation by Mr* Rendle without acknowledgment and its publi- 
cation in this manner was certainly a most extraordinary proceeding. 

It had long been known that there was a family of Harvards in 
St. Saviours Parish, Southwark ; that John, son of Richard, was 
baptized there 11 Dec, 1606 ; another John, son of Robert, bap- 
tized 29 Nov., 1607 ; another John, son of John, baptized 2 Feb., 
1611 ; and still another John, son of John, baptized 10 April, 1614 : 
but whether the benefactor of the College was one of these, or whether 
he was of Southwark at all, has not been known, until now at last 
the proof is presented to us by Mr. Waters. Col, Chester, as we 
have seen, years ago surmised that he was the son of Robert Harvard, 
but, like a true genealogist, waited for evidence before making a posi- 
tive statement. Probably nearly every one in America who was inter- 
ested in Harvard and had given the subject much thought, suspected, 
at least, if not believed, that he was the son of Robert Harvard of 
Southwark. So that Mr. Rendle offers nothing new and merely 
adds his belief to theirs, for which he fails to offer evidence. That 
Southwark was a field for persecution and therefore its people must 
have been ready to emigrate to New England, carries no weight, for 
there was persecution in other parts of England ; and it would be 
difficult for Mr. Rendle or any other investigator to show that more 
people came to New England for religion's sake from the county of 
Surrey than from the counties of Somerset, Dorset or Wilts, in all 
of which Harvards were to be found. Could he say that John 
Harvard was not from either of these counties, or from St, Katherine's 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 267 

near the Tower in co. Middlesex where a family of Harvards lived, 
or that he was not the son of Robert Harvey, alias Harverde ot 
Rugby in Warwickshire? 

Mr. Waters, however, is the first to show conclusively that John 
Harvard, from whom the College takes its name, was one of the 
sons of Robert Harvard of the Parish of St. Saviours, Southwark, 
London, and Katherine (Rogers) Harvard his wife, and that he was 
baptized in that Parish Nov. 29, 1U07. Ample proof of this is af- 
forded by the documentary evidence now for the first time published, 
to which the attention of the reader is directed. The parentage ot 
John Harvard is no longer a mvsterv. Mr. Waters gives us here, 
among others, the wills of his father and mother, his brother Thomas 
Harvard, his uncle Thomas Harvard, his aunt by marriage Margaret 
Harvard, his step-fathers John Elletson and Richard Ycarwood, and 
his father-in-law John Sadler. 

But although so much has been accomplished that a few months 
ago would have been thought impossible, much remains to be done. 
There are other fields of research as yet unexplored, which will richly 
repay all the expenditure of time and labor which a thorough investi- 
gation of them will require. 

The expense of the search thus far has been met by voluntary 
contributions of the Alumni, particularly the Harvard Club of New 
York. Johx T. Hassam. 

Memorandum That the tenth daye of July iGii John Harvard of the 
gishe of S l Sauior in Southwarke \v th in the County of Surrey Butcher be- 
inge then sicke and very weake in body but of good memory, beinge moved 
to dispose of his temporall estate uttered theise or the like wordes in erfect 
(in the presence of us whose names be subscribed) viz 1 , I give unto Francis 

Rodgers tenn ponndes And all the rest of my goodes and estafe I piue 

unto my broth r Thomas Harvard, and I make my said brother Tho: Har- 
vard my sole Executor, And to witnes the same we liaue hereunto sett our 
handes Tho: Harvard his m r ke Ric d Yearwood Robert Harvard his m r ke. 

The above will was proved 21 July 1611 hy Thomas Harvur.l brother 
and executor &c. 158, Bcrry 

(Archdeaconry of Surrey;. 

Marche the 27. Anno i622. 
In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Harvard of the precinct of 
S* Katherins neere the tower of London beiu^e sicke in bodie but of per- 
fect memory thankes be to God doe ordaine this my last will and testament 
in manner and forme folio winge. ffirst I doe bequeath my Soule into the 
handes of almightie god that irave it me, and to his soune Jesus Christ that 
Redeemed me by whose death and merritts I doe trust onelic to be saved 
and my Sole receyved into eternall ioye. lor my bodie to be committed to 
the Karthe from whence it came and to be buryed at the discretion of my 
Executrix hereundernamed And for the rest of the porcion ot goodes 
which the lorde hath lent me duringe my life my will is my welbeloved 

268 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

wife shall fullie and whollie enioy it whatsoeuer and to give unto my child- 
ren that the lorde hath sent ine whatsoever it pleaseth her into whose 
haudes after my decease I comitt all that my estate and porcion ether in 
England or elsewhere beyonde the Seas and this I ordaine as my last will 
and testament and disanull all former whatsoeuer making my deerly be- 
loved wife Margarett Harvarde my sole executrix. In witnes whereof I 
have hereunto put my hande. The marke of Thomas Harvard. 

Subscribed and deliuered by Thomas Harvard in the presentes of us 
hereunder named Edmond Swettenham the marke of Ann Blaton. 

Pkobatum fuit TESTAMENTUMsuprascriptum apud London coram vene- 
rabili viro magro Richardo Clarke legum doctore Surrogato venerabilis viri 
domini Willimi Bird militis legum etiam doctoris Curie Prerogatiue Cantuar- 
eus" magri Custodis sine Cornmissarii ltime constituti. Vicesimo tertio die 
mens* Augusti Anno Dili Millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo secundo. Jura- 
mento Margarete Harvard relicte et executricis dicti defuncti in eodem testa- 
mento nomiuat. Cui Commissa fuit Administracio bonorum iurium et credi- 
torum dicti defunct de beue et fideliter administrand &c. Ad sancta Dei 
Evangelia Jurat. 78, Saville. 

July the XXVI th : 1625 
The Last Will and Testament of Margaret Harwar* of S l Kathe- 
rines widdowe sicke and weake in bodie but in perfecte memorie thanks be 
gee geven to god in this manner and forme followeinge ; ffirst I bequeathe 
my soule into the hands of Allmighty god that gave it me, and to Jesus 
Christ my saviour that redeemed me hopinge aud trustinge only to be saved 
by his merritts death and passion and my bodie I committ to the earth 
from whence it came and to be buried att the discretion of my executors 
hereunder named And my worldly goodes I bequeathe in this manner and 
forme followeinge ; ffirst my will and desire is that the howse I now dwell 
in, commonly called by the name of the Christopher scittuate and beiDge in 
S' Katherins neere the Tower of London be sould to the best advantage. 
And to him or her that will give most money for it. And beinge sould the 
• money to be devided in this manner followeinge. The money to be devided 
between my three daughters Margarett Harward Alse Harward, and Jone 
Harward, And if any of my said daughters doe chance to dye before their 
legacies come to their hands or growe due, my will is that their parte or 
parts shall come to the survivors of those three; Item my will is and I be- 
queathe unto John Walbauk my sonue the some of Twenty Pounds of Cur- 
rant English money if he be livinge And if it please god that he be dead 
then my will is that this Sonne Thomas Walbancke my Grandchilde shall 
have it paid him when he comes to lawfull Age. It. my will is and be- 
queath unto my daughter Susan Walbanck the some of ffive Pounds to be 
paid unto her when my said howse is sould It. my will and desire is that 
those worldly goodes that god hath blessed me withall shall be equally de- 
vided betwixt my said three daughters Jone, Margarett Harward and Alse 
Harward parte and parte alike ; every one there share ; And if any of 
them happen to dye before their part come to their hands my will is it shall 
come to the survivor or survivo r \ It. my will is and I doe give unto Tho- 
mas Wallbanck my grandchild the some of Tenn Pounds to be paid unto 
him out of my two daughters porcons Jane and Alse. It. I give and be- 
queathe unto Thomas Harward the sonne of Thomas Harward my late 
husband the some of Tenn Shillins. It. my will is and I bequeathe unto 

* This name in the original will appears invariably as Harvard.— h. p. w. 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 269 

my frend Edmond Swettenham of East Smithfeild the some of ffoarty 
shillinges to make liiin one gou!d ringe witliall to weare lor my sake; And 
I doe ordaine my daughter Margaret! Harward my sole executrix of this 
my last will and testamente ; And I doe appoints and desire my two lov- 
inge frends Robert Evebancke and Kdmond Swettenham my two over- 
seers of this my will and I doe give unto Robert Evebanck for his paines 
twenty shillings; The marke of Margin- eft Harward. 

Witnes Edmond Swettenham Rob't Ewbancke The marke of Marie 

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London cora Mngis- 
tro Thoma Langley Clico Surrogate venerabilis viri domiui Henrici Mar- 
ten Millitis legum doctoris Curie Prerogative Contuariensis Magistri Cus- 
todis sive Commissarii legitime constituti Nouo die mensis Septembris An- 
no Dili Millesimo sexceutesimo vicesimo quinto, Juramento Thome Goul- 
dan Notarii Publici Procufis Margarete Harward filie et executricis in 
hunioi Testo nominat Cui Commissa fuit Administraco bonorum iusiuia et 
creditorum dci defunct de bene et fidelit Administrafid eadem Ad sancta 
Dei Evangelia Jurat. 91, Clarke. 

In the name of God Amen. The eight and Twentyth daie of July 
Anno Dni one Thousand sixe hundred Twentie five, & in the ffirsfc yere 
of the Raigne of our Soveraigne lord Charles by the grace of God Iviuge 
of England Scotland tfraunce and Ireland defender of the faith &c. I Robert 
Harvard of y e pish of S l Saviours in Southwarke in the Countie of Surrey 
Butcher, being not well in body but sound in minde in memory (laud and 
praise bee to allmightie god therefore) doe make and ordayne this my pre- 
sent last will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to saie. 
ffirst and principally I bequeath and commend my soule into the hands ot 
allmighty God trusting through his mercie and for the meritts of his deere 
Sonne my lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to haue forgivnesof all my Sinnes. 
and after this life ended to bee made ptaker of life eulustinge in the kingdome 
of heaven And I will that my body bee decently and Christianly buried in 
the pish Church of S 4 Saviours aforesaid, after the discretion of my execu- 
trix hereundernamed, And as touching that Temporall estate of goods and 
Chatties wherew ,h it hath pleased god of his goodnes to blesse, my minde 
and will is as folio weth vizt, Inprimis I give and bequeath unto the 
poore of the pish of S* Saviour aforesaid forty shillings and to bee payd 
and distributed according to the discrecon of my said Executrix & Over- 
seers hereunder menconed Item I give and bequeath unto John Harvard 
my Sonne Two hundred pounds To bee payd unto him when he shalbee 
accomplish his age of one and Twentie yeres Item I give & bequeath 
unto Thomas Harvard my Sonne the like some of two hundred pounds to 
be payd likewise unto him when he shall accomplish his age of one and 
Twenty yeres Item I give and bequeath unto Peter Harvard my Sonne 
the like some of Two hundred pounds to bee payd likewise unto him when 
he shall accomplish his age of one and Twenty yeres And if any of them 
my said three sounes depart this life before his said pte and porcon shall 
growe due to bee payd by this my will, Then I give y e pte or porcon of 
him deceaseinge to the residue of them Surviving equallie to bee devided 
betwixt them, or wholly to the Survivor yf two of them decease And if it 
shall happen all my said three Children to decease before they shall accom- 
plish theire several! ages of twenty and one yeres as aforesaid Then and in 
such case I give and bequeath unto my Cosiu Thomas Harvard and his 
vol. xxxix. 24* 

270 John Harvard and his Ance$ti*y. [July, 

Children ffifty pound to bee payd within three moneths next after the de- 
cease of the last Child Item I irive aod bequeath unto Robert Harvard my 
godson soue of my said cosin Thomas Harvard Ten pounds to be payd unto 
him when he shall accomplish his age of one and Twenty yeres All the rest 
and residue of my goods and Chatties whatsoever my debts (if any be) be- 
inge first payd and my fuuerall expences discharged I give and bequeath 
unto Katherin Harvard my v/elbeloved wife whom I constitute ordayne 
and make full and sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament And 
it is my will that shee shall haue the use of my said Childrens porcons for 
theire educacon and bringing up untill the same shall growe due to them 
as aforesaid And I make and ordayne my good neighbour and friend M' 
Richard Yearwood Citizen & Grocer of London and the said Thomas Har- 
vard my Cosin Overseers of this my last will and Testament desireing them 
as much as in them shall consist and lie to see the same gformed according 
to my true intent and meaneing herein declared And I give unto them for 
theire payues to bee taken in seeing this my will performed Twenty shil- 
lings a peece to make them rings for a remembrance Provided alwaies & 
I will ami ordayne hereby that my saide wife shall w^ sufficient Suerties 
w th iu three moneths next after my decease or at least before shee shalbe 
espoused or married agayne to any other, enter and become bound in the 
some of one Thousand pounds unto my said Two Overseers, if they shalbe 
both liveing or to the Survive* of them if either of them shallbee deceased, 
w" 1 condicon to pay the gts and porcons of my said Children w ch I haue 
before bequeathed unto them, accordinge to my true intent and meaning 
herein declared, and at such tyme or times as before is limyted and set 
dovvne for the payment thereof, In witnes whereof I the said Robert Har- 
vard haue to this my p r sent last will and Testament put my hand and Seale 
the daie and yere first aboue written, The marke of the said Robert Har- 
verd Sealed acknowledged and delivered by the said Robert Harverd 
for and as his last will aud Testament the daie and yere first aboue written 
in the presence of Ric: Sandon Scr The m r ke of Richard Rayner. 

ProbatUM fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram magis- 
tro Thoma Langley Clico Surrogato venerabilis viri Domini Henrici Mar- 
ten militis legum doctoris Curie Prerogative Cantuariensis magistri Custo- 
dis sive Cofnissarii ltime constituti Sexto die mensis Octobris Anno Dni 
millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo quinto Juramento Katherinse Harvard 
Relicte dicti defuncti et executricis in huiusmodi Testamento nominat Cui 
Comissa fuit administrat &c. de bene et fideliter administrando eadem, ad 
sancta dei Evangelia Jurat. Ill, Clarke. 

John Elletson citizeu and cooper of London 15 June, 1626, proved 
the last day of June, 1626. To M r William Quelch, clerk, sometimes min- 
ister of S* Olaves in Southwarke, forty shillings, & to M p Archer, minister 
of S* Saviours in Southwarke, twenty shillings, within six months after my 
decease if they be then living. To my sister's son Stephen Hall, Bachilor of 
Divinity at Cambridge twenty pounds, to be paid him within six months 
next after my decease. To my sister Elizabeth Rigate full power and 
authority to dispose of the house wherein she now dwelleth for the term of 
two years next after her decease conditionally that a pepper corn be paid 
yearly therefore to my executrix. The residue of the term of years unex- 
pired of the said house I will aud bequeath unto my uephew Robert Ellet- 
son, son of my late deceased brother Robert Elletson, his executors and 
assigns. To my aforesaid nephew Robert all those my two messuages or 

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dwelling houses, &c. situate & being in the liberties of East Smithfield in 
the parish of S l Buttolph's Algate, to him and to the heirs of his body law- 
fully to be begotten, and, for want of such issue, to his brother William 
Elletsou & to the heirs of his body, &c, and, for lack of such issue, to 
George Elletsou his brother and to his heirs forever, which houses I bought 
and purchased of M r Norton, gentleman. And my will and mind is that 
my loving wife Katherine Elletsonue shall have her thirds out of the same 
during the term of her natural life. Item I give and bequeath unto my 
said loving wife Catherine Pjlletsou and her assigns duriug her natural life 
the yearly sum of twelve pounds of lawful money of England to be paid 
unto her quarterly and to be issuing and going out of all and singular my 
lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever lying and being in the sev- 
eral parishes of Alverstoke and Rowner in the County of Southampton. 
To my sister in law, Mary Elletson, and her two daughters, Elizabeth 
Elletson and Margaret Elletson, and their assigns, during the natural life 
of my said loving wife Catherine P^lletson, the like yearly sum of twelve 
pounds, &c. To my nephew George Elletson, son of my said brother 
Robert, all that my messuage, bams, lands & commons, &c. called or known 
by the name of Hemeleys, situate in the parish of Alverstoke (with re- 
mainder first to William, then to Robert, brothers of the said George), 
which aforesaid premises I bought and purchased of Thomas Rabeuett, 
mariner. To nephew Rohert my messuage, &c. situate in Brockhurst in 
the parish of Alverstocke and Rowner, &c. (with remainder to his brothers 
William and George, &c.) which premises I bought of Robert Nokes of 
Brockhurst, yeoman. To nephew William my messuage, &c. in Newton 
in the parish of Alverstocke, &c. (with remainder to Robert and George), 
which premises I bought of my brother Robert Elletson. To Thomas 
Elletson, sou of Anthony Elletson, born at Lymehouse in the parish of 
Stepney, the sum often pounds, to be paid him at the age of one and twenty 
years if he shall be then living. To Robert Wilson in Southwark all such 
sum or sums of money which he oweth me upon one certain obligation 
conditionally that he give unto M r Thomas Foster Bailiff of the Borough of 
Southwark, as a legacy and bequest from me the sum of three pounds, &c. 
within three months next after my decease, and three pounds more to the 
poor of the parish of S* Olaves, where he is a parishioner, &c. &c. To my 
kinswoman Jane Merricke one quarter or fourth part of the good Bark call- 
ed the Jane of Gosport, with the fourth part of the tackle, munition and 
apparell, which said Barkis in partnership between her husband Walter 
Merricke and myself. And I give and bequeath to my sister Mary Ellet- 
son and her two daughters the other quarter or fourth part of the same 
Bark. To my sister Elizabeth Bygate, widow, twenty pounds yearly & 
every year during her natural life, to be paid her by live pounds the quar- 
ter, or within one and tweuty days after the quarter day, out of the tenements 
which I lately purchased by lease of the wife of James Turner, holdeu by 
the masters, brethren and sisters of S* Catherine's and which is situate 
and being in the parish of All Saints Barkin near unto Tower Hill. To 
my eldest brother George Elletsou, dwelling in the County of Lancaster, 
five shillings, conditionally that he shall give to my executrix a general ac- 
quittance of all demands whatsoever from the beginning of the world until 
the day of the receipt of the same legacy. To my brother William Ellet- 
son, dwelling in the said County of Lancaster, ten shillings (on the same 
condition). To my sister Agues Stables, the sum of twenty shilling.-, to be 
paid her upon lawful demand. To my sister Ellen Towers, dwelling iu the 

272 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

Couut) r of Lancaster, the sum of twenty shillings (upon lawful demand). I 
absolutely release and discharge Richard Edwards, dwelling at White Wal- 
thani in the County of Berks, of all sum or sums of money which he oweth 
me, and particularly of oue specialty of thirty pounds which I freely forgive 

Item I give unto my son in law Joseph Knapp and unto Agnes his wife, 
my kinswoman, all that my house, together with my buildings, yards and 
appurtenances thereunto belonging, and to his son John Knap after his de- 
cease, during the term of a lease which I took of M* John James, gentleman, 
paying the rents, &c. ; also the goods, household stuff &c in and about the 
said house, which is in their possession and which I left freely to them at my 
coming away from Mill Lane. To my said son Joseph Knapp all that my 
third part and bargains of boards whatsoever remaining in the County of 
Sussex which is in partnership between M r Anthony Keeme, M r Richard 
Waker and myself, citizens and coopers of London. To the said Joseph 
my best livery gown and my second cloak. Item I give and bequeath two 
silver cups, gilded, with my name to be iugraven upon them, to the value of 
twenty pounds, which shall be bought by my executrix and given to the 
compauy of coopers of the city of London within six months next after 
my decease. To twenty poor people which is in the Almshouse at Rat- 
cliffe twenty shillings to be equally divided amongst them. To M rs Suttey, 
my mistress, dwelling at RatclifFe, over and above the part of the said gift 
of twenty shillings, the sum of ten shillings. 

Item whereas Hugh Horsell of Southwarke, Innkeeper deceased, by his 
last w T ill and testament did give and bequeath unto his children the sum of 
six hundred pounds as by his said will appeareth, of the which I have al- 
ready paid the sum of one hundred pounds to Mary one of the children of 
the said Hugh Horsell for her legacy, as also the sum of twenty pounds 
which I gave with Nicholas Horsell, one of the said children, to bind him an 
apprentice, so that there is remaining now of the said six hundred pounds 
the sum of four hundred and eighty pounds to be paid unto them as in their 
said father's will more at large and plainly appeareth. Therefore my desire 
and meaning is and it is expressly my will that my executrix hereafter nam- 
ed shall truly pay and satisfy unto the children of the said Hugh Horsell 
or to the survivors of them the said sum of four hundred and eighty pounds 
in every point according to their father's will and to see them well educated 
and brought up in all things necessary in the fear of God and in learning. 
And I do further will that my executrix shall within one month next after 
my decease enter into obligation of one thousand pounds to my overseers 
hereafter named in every kind to see these legacies performed and the said 
children well brought up and educated. To the poor of the parish of Al- 
verstocke and Gosport the sum of twenty shillings. To the poor of the 
parish of All Saints Barking in Tower Street, twenty shillings. To George 
Browne my kinsman twenty shillings to be paid upon lawful demand. I 
absolutely acquit and discharge Richard Graye, waterman, a bill of debt of 
three pounds which he oweth me. I absolutely acquit and discharge Nicho- 
las Parsons, ostler at the Queen's Head in Southwark, of a debt of twenty 
and eight shillings which he oweth me. To my kinsman William Hughs 
and Agues his wife one hundred pounds &c. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Catherine Elletson 
the lease of all and singular the premises which I hold of the Master, breth- 
ren and sisters of S l Katherines, together with all the rents and profits that 
shall arise by reason of the same ; to have and to hold the same lease and 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 273 

the rents and profits thereof unto my said loving wife, Katherine Elletson, 
for and during the term of her natural life, she paying the rents and per- 
forming the covenants contained in the same lease on my part to be per- 
formed, the remainder of the years that shall be to come from and after the 
death and decease of my said wife; and the rents and profits that shall arise 
by reason of the same I give and bequeath unto my said kinsman Robert 
Elletson, son of my said brother Robert Elletson, and the issue of his body 
lawfully begotten. And if it shall fortune my said kinsman to die and de- 
part this life before the expiration of the term of years in the said lease 
granted having no issue of his body lawfully begotten then living thut then 
I give and bequeath the said lease and the benefit and profits thereof aris- 
ing unto his brother William Elletson, his executors and assigns. The rest and 
residue of all and singular my goods and chattels whatsoever moveable and 
immoveable not before by me given and bequeathed, my debts and legacies 
being paid and my funeral expenses discharged I wholly and absolutely give 
and bequeath unto my said loving wife Catherine Elletson whom I make 
and ordain the sole and only executrix of this my present last will and tes- 
tament, desiring her to see the same in all things performed according to 
my mind and meaning herein plainly declared, and I do hereby nominate 
and appoint my loving friends M r Anthony Kemme, M r George Preston 
and M r Richard Waker, citizens and coopers of London, overseers thereof, 
desiring them according to my trust in them reposed to be aiding and as- 
sisting to my said executrix in the due " exequition " of this my present 
last will and testament ; and I give unto each of them for their pains tak- 
ing therein the sum of three pounds apiece &c. Provided always that if 
my said wife shall not be contented to accept of the said legacies before 
given unto her and to pay and perform the legacies herein by me bequeath- 
ed according to the true intent and meaning of this my present last will 
and testament then my will is that she shall have only so much of my es- 
tate and no more as shall justly belong unto her by the custom of the city 
of London and then I make and ordain my said kinsmen William Hewes 
& Robert Elletsonne, son of my said brother Robert Ellelson, executors &c. 
Wit : William Manbey Scr. Edward Thomas William Hedges. 

91, Hele. 

Richard Yearwood of Southwarke in the County of Surrey and citi- 
zen and grocer of London, 8 September 1632, proved 6 October 1632, 
and confirmed by Decree of the Court in the last session of Trinity Term 
1633, After my funerals done and discharged I will that an Inventory shall 
be taken of all my estate in goods, chattells, wares, merchandizes plate and 
other things whatsoever and be indifferently valued and appraised, and that 
therewithall the debts which I do owe shall be first duly satisfied and paid. 
But because the debts which my wasteful son hath brought me unto are 
so great that I fear much that my personal estate will not be sufficient to 
satisfy the same or at the least will not be collected and got in convenient 
time to give that satisfaction which is fit and just much less to pay and sat- 
isfy such other legacies as by this my will I have appointed and given I 
do therefore will, ordain and appoint that my executors hereafter named 
or the survivor of them with as much convenient speed as they can after 
my decease for the speedier payment of my debts and discharging of my 
legacies shall sell and dispose all thdse my tenements and hereditaments 
situate lying & being in the parish of S* Mary Magdalen of Bermondsey 
within the County of Surrey, near the church there, which I purchased of 

274 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

Walter Oliver, being three tenements or houses &c in the several occu- 
pations of Thomas Miller Robert Fisher and John Bould their or some 
of their assignee or assiguees. And my will is as well the leases which I 
bought of the same and which are in being in friends' names as also the in- 
heritance of the said houses be sold for the uses aforesaid by mine execu- 
tors or the survivor of them and by such other persons and friends who 
have any interest or estates in the same for my use or benefit. They shall 
sell &c. all that my tenemeut &c. in the tenure or occupation of John 
Blacke, in the parish of Lingtield within the County of Surrey which I 
bought of Edmond Rofey, and my tenement &c. in the parish of Frinsbury 

within the Couuty of Kent, now or late iu the tenure & occupation of 

Jones, which I bought of Henry Price. I give and bequeath unto Richard 
Yearwood my son all that my manor or farm with the appurtenances &c. 
in the parish of Burstow within the ■ County of Surrey, now or late in the 
tenure &c. of Edmond Rofey etc. to have & to hold during the term of his 
natural life (then follow conditions of entailment on the issue of the body of 
the said Richard Yearwood the son). And for default of such issue to 
Hannah Payne my daughter during her natural life ; and after her decease 
to Richard Payne her second son and the heirs of his body lawfully to be 
begotten ; and for default of such issue to my right heirs forever. Item I 
give unto the poor of the parish of S' Saviours in Southwark inhabiting 
within the liberty of the Borough of Southwark whereof I am a parishion- 
er the sum of ten pounds &c. I give unto M r Morton and M r Archer min- 
isters of the said'parish forty shillings apiece. I give to William Brayne 
apprentice with Nicholas King grocer twenty pounds &c. to be paid unto him 
at the expiration of his time of apprenticeship. I give uuto Margaret Dai- 
lin wife of Christopher Dallin cooper the sum of ten pounds &c. to be' 
paid unto her iu five years by forty shillings a year. To Hannah Groue 
daughter of Richard Groue of Middle Wiche in the County of Chester ten 
pounds at day of marriage or age of twenty and one years. 

Item I give to Katherine my well beloved wife her dwelling in all' that 
part of my dwelling house wherein I do now live during so long time as she 
shall continue a widow and dwell in the same herself if my lease thereof 
shall so long continue, my said wife paying therefore yearly to my ex- 
ecutors hereafter named the sum of five pounds per annum by half yearly 
payments &c. And I do further give unto her all such household sturF and 
so much value in plate as she brought with her when I married her. And 
I give and bequeath unto my cousin Nicholas King grocer and Margaret 
his wife and the longer liver of them the lease of my now dwelling house. 
onely I will that my said wife do dwell and continue in such part thereof 
as I have before appointed during such time as aforesaid. To my loving 
friend and cousin M r Stephen Street grocer ten pounds. The said Nicho- 
las King and Stephe* Street to be executors. 

The residue and remainder of all my personal estate and which shall re- 
main of my lands and tenements by me appointed to be sold as aforesaid, 
my debts being paid and my funeral expenses and legacies discharged. I 
will the same shall be distributed and divided by my executors in man- 
ner following viz 1 two third parts thereof unto Richard Yearwood my son 
if he shall be then living and that my said executors shall discern him to 
be reformed and become a frugal man, and the other third part thereof I 
will shall be divided to and amongst my daughter Payne's eight children 
now living viz 1 Edward, Richard, John, George, Anne, Timothy. Susan and 
Katherine, and the survivors of them ; the same to be paid to their father 

1885.] John Harvard and hi* Ancestry* 21o 

for their uses. And I appoint my loving friends M r Drew Stapley grocer 
and my son in law Edward Payne to be overseers of this my will. And I 
do give to either of them for a remembrance of my love and their pains to 
be taken therein the sum of five pounds apiece. 

Wit: Thomas Haruard, William Frith William Sheappard John Fincher. 

13 march 1001 administration de bonis non was granted to his daughter 
Hannah Payne, the executors being dead. 98, Audley. 

In the name of God Amen. I Katherine Yarwood of the parrish of 
S* Saviours in the Burroughe of Southwarke in the Countie of Surrey 
widdowe being at this tvuie weake in bodie but of perfect memory praised 
be God therefore doe ordayne this my last will and Testament revoakeing 
all former wills and Testamentes whatsoever ffirst I bequeath my soule 
into the mercifull hands of my Deare' Redeemer Jesus Christ the eternall 
sonne of God whoe by his holy Spirit as my trust and hope is will p r serve 
me to his heavenly kingdome ; And my bodie to be interred at the discre- 
tion of my executors And for my worldly goods I thus dispose of them. 
Inprimis I give to my eldest sonne John Harvard Clarke all that my mes- 
suage Tenement or Line coiiionly called or knowne by the name of the 
Queenes head in the Borroughe of Southwarke aforesaid with the appurte- 
nances and all my deedes and writeings touching and concerning the same 
and all my estate right title interest terme of yeares and demand whatsoever 
which I have of and unto the same and of and unto everie part and parcell 
thereof. Item I give unto the said John Hervard and unto Thomas Her- 
vard my sonne equally to be devided betweene them all my messuages Ten- 
ements and hereditaments whatsoever w th their and every of their appur- 
tenances scituate and being in the parrish of All Saintes Barkeing nere unto 
the Tower of London whereof I am possessed under two severall leases 
made by the Master brethren and Sisters of the Hospitall of S* Katherine's 
nere the Tower of London unto John Elletson deceased ; and all my deedes 
and writeings touching and concerning the same. And all my severall and 
respectiue estates right title interest terme of yeares and demaund which I 
have of and unto the same, and of and unto every part and parcell thereof. 
Nevertheless my will and meaneing is and soe I doe hereby appoint and de- 
clare that the said John Harvard and Thomas Harvard their executors 
Administrators and Assignes shall yearly and every yeare dureing the con- 
tinuance of the severall tyrnes in the said several! leases graunted, pave or 
cause to be payed out of the rentes issues and proffits of the said last men- 
coed premisses at the feast of the nativity of our Lord God twentie shillings 
to fower poor people that are reputed of honest conversation dwelling in the 
parrishe of S l Saviours aforesaid by five shillings apeece And that the 
said John Hervard and Thomas Hervard their executors Administrators 
and Assignes shall paye or cause to be payed the residue and remainder of 
the rentes issues and proffites of the said last menconed premisses unto such of 
the Children of Hugh Harsall late of the Burroughof Southwarke aforesaid 
Innkeeper deceased as have not their porcons paied and was given and be- 
queathed unto them by the last wills & testam tes of the said John Ellet- 
son and Hugh Harsall or either of them untill such tyme as the said Child- 
ren shall have all their said porcons paied unto them and afterwards that 
the said John Hervard and Thomas Hervarde their executors adm , strat ori 
and assignes shall enioye the residue of the said rentes issues and proffits of 
the said last menconed premisses to their owne proper uses and behoofes 
equally to be devided betweene them Item I give to my said sonne John 

276 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July* 

Hervard two hundred and fiftie pounde3 in money And I doe appoint two 
hundred pounds parcel I thereof to be payed w th the moneys due upon one 
obligation of the penall some of fower hundred poundes beareitig date the 
first daye of this instant moneth of Julie made by my sonne Thomas Her- 
vard unto my Overseer M r Mooreton for my use condiconed for the pay- 
ment of two hundred pounds at or upon the first daye of January now next 
ensueing Item I give to my sonne Thomas aforesaid one hundred poundes 
in money Item to the Children of my Brother Thomas Rogers I give for- 
tie shillings a peece. Item to the poore of this parrish of S l Saviours I give 
fortie shillinges Item to M r Archer one of our Ministers I give twentie 
shillinsrs. Item to M ris Moreton our other Ministers wife I give mv best 
gould wrought Coyfe which of my two best shee please to make choice of 
Item my Sister Rose Reason and my 9ister Joane Willraore to each of them 
I give a ring at the discretion of my executors Item to old M ris Blanchard 
I give my be9t paire of Gloves Item to my Cosen Joseph Brocket the 
younger I give twentie shillings; and to my Cosen Mary Brocket I give 
my best scarlet Petticoate or the value thereof in money at the discretion of 
my executors Item I make and ordayne my two sonnes John and Tho- 
mas Hervard aforesaid ioinct executors of this my last will and Testament. 
Item for the overseers of this my last will and Testament I appoint my 
loveing frend M r Moreton our minister of S l Saviours aforesaid for one, 
and to him in token of my love I give three pounds and my paire of 
silver hafted knyves ; And for my other Overseer I appoint my Cosen 
M r Thomas Hervard Butcher of S* Saviours aforesaid and to him like- 
wise in token of my love I give three pounds Item I give to my said ex- 
ecute" and Overseers eight pounds by them to be bestowed on such Christ- 
ian poore as they thinke fltt And I will that all my legacies formerly giv- 
en and bequeathed except the two hundred pounds payable by the obliga- 
tion as aforesaid sbalbe paied and deliuered by my executors w th in one moneth 
after my decease The residue of all and singular my goods Chattel Is and 
gsonall estate after my debts payed and fuueralls discharged I give and 
bequeath unto my said sonnes John Hervard and Thomas Hervard equally 
to be devided betweene them In wittnes whereof I have unto every sheete 
being seaven in number put to my hand and have sealed the same this sec- 
ond daye of Julie in the eleaventh yeare of the reigne of our Souaigne 
Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ire- 
land Kinge Defender of the faith &c. Anno(J Dili 1635. The marke of 

Catherine Yarwood. 
Memorandum that theis wordes viz* porcons in the seaventh lyne and 
John in the fourteenth lyne of the fourth sheete were interlyned and after- 
wards this will was read sealed and published to be the last will and Tes- 
tament of the said Catherine Yarwood in the p r sence of us ; Sealed and 
published by Katherine Yarwood aforesaid in the presence of us William 
Brayne Robert Greaton William Sheap. 

Probatcm fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram mro 
Johanne Hansley Clico Surrogato venabilis viri Dni Henrici Marten mili- 
tis legum etiam Dcoris Curie Prerogative Cantuar magri Custodi3 siue 
Com" 1 ltifue constituti vicesimo septimo die mensis Julii Anno Dni mil- 
lesimo sexcentesimo tricesimo quinto Juramentis Johis Hervard et Thome 
Hervard filiorum dee defuncts et executorum in huiusmodi Testamento 
nomiuatorum Quibus comissa fuit admiuistraco omn I et singuloru bonoru 
iuriu et creditoru dece def de bene et fideliter administrando ead m &c Ad 
sancta dei Evangelia Jurat. 77, Sadler. 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 211 

In the name of God Amen the fiefteenth daie of July Anno Domini 
one thousand six hundred thirtie and six And in the twelueth yeare of the 
raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles bv the grace of sod kinge of Encr- 
land Scotland ffraunce and Ireland Defender of the faith &c I Thomas 
Harvard of the pishe of Saint Olave in Southwarke in the County of Sur- 
ry and Cittizen and Clothworker of London beinge att this presente sicke 
and weake in bodie but of good and pfecte mynde and memorie all laude 
and praise be given to Allmightie god therefore and consideringe with my 
selfe the frailtie and mutabilitie of this present life and the certaintie of 
death, And to the end that I may bee the better prepared and settled in my 
mynde whensoever it shall please god to call me out of this transitorie life 
I doe by the pmission of god make and declare this my last will and Testa- 
ment in manner and forme followinge, That is to saie, tRrst and principally 
I comend my Soule into the hands of Allmightie god hopeinge aud assuredly 
beleevinge through the death and passion of Jesus Christe his only sonne and 
aloile Saviour to obtaine Remission and forgivenes of all my Synns and to 
be made ptaker of everlastinge life My bodie I comitt to the earth from 
whence it came to be decently buried att the discrecon of my executors 
here under named, And as concerninge all such worldly goods Chattelles and 
psonall estate as it hath pleased god to endue me w th in this life I give ami 
bequeath the same in manner and forme followinge. That is to saie Inpri- 
mis I give and bequeath unto my deere aud welbeloved wife Elizabeth 
Harvard the some of fower hundred poundes of lawful English money to 
be paied unto her within six monethes next after my decease More I giue 
and bequeath to my said lovinge all my plate and howsehold stuffe ex- 
ceptinge only my best standinge bowle of silver guilte and my great Cheste 
with two lockes Item I give and bequeath unto my said lovinge wife Eliz- 
abeth Harvard one Annuitie or yearely payment of thirty poundes of good 
and lawfull Englishe mony to be yearely due goeinge out issuinge and pay- 
able unto my said wife out of all those messuages and Tenementes with 
thappurtenncea And the rentes issues and proffites of them scituate lyinge 
and beinge att or neere Towerhill in the parishe of All Saintes Barkinge in 
London which I hould ioyntly togeather with my brother John Harvard 
by vertue of a lease to us thereof made by the M r . brothers and sisters of 
the Hospitall of Saint Katherines neere the Tower of London, To have and 
to hould the said Annuitie or Rente charge of Thirtie poundes p Ann unto 
my said loveinge wife for and duringe the tearme of her naturall life to be 
paied unto her att fower feastes or tearmes in the yeare, That is to saie att 
the feastes of Saint Michaell Tharchangell, the birth of our lord god, Than- 
uuntiacon of the blessed virgin Marie and the Nativitie of Saint John Bap- 
tist or within one and twentie daies nexte ensuinge everie of the same feaste 
daies by equall and even porcons, The first paimente thereof to beginn and 
to be made att the feaste of the feastes aforesaid which shall first and next 
happen and come after my decease, or within one and twentie daies then 
nexte ensuinge with power to distreyne for the same Annuitie in aud upon 
the said tenementes or anie of them, if the same anuitie shall happen to be 
behinde and unpaied contrary to this my will, Provided that my ffather in 
lawe M r . Nicholas Kinge or his heires att any time duringe the tearme of 
my naturall life doe assure and conveie unto me and my heires or within 
six moneths after my decease to my executors hereunder named or to such 
pson or psons as I the said Thomas Harvard shall by anie writings uuder 
my hand name and appointe, And theire heires aud assigues, And to such 
use and uses as I shall thereby lymitt and declare and in such good sure 
vol. xxxix. 25 

278 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

and sufficiente manner and forme as by learned Councell shall be advised 
and required All that messuage or Tenement with thappurtennces and 
the rente and Revereon thereof scituate and beinge in or neere Shippyard 
in the pishe of Saint Saviours in Southwarke now or late in the tenure or 
occupacon of Owen Jones or his assignes Item I give and bequeath unto 
such childe or Children as my wife nowe gbeth with or is with childe of the 
some of three hundred poundes of lawfull Englishe money to be paied and 
deliuered into the Chamber of the Cittie of London for the use of sucli 
Child and children within one yeare nexte after my decease to be imployed 
for the use and benefitt of such childe and children untill they shall accom- 
plishe the age of Twentie and one yeares Item I give and bequeath unto 
such childe and children as my wife goeth with or is with childe of all that 
my moitie or halfe parte of the lease of the said Tenem te \ with thappur- 
tennces att or neere Tower hill in the said pishe of All Saintes Barkinge 
holden of and from the Hospitall of Saint Katherines and the moitie of my 
rentes and revercons thereof, And all my estate tearmes of yeares and de- 
maund therein charged with the said Annuity of Thirtie poundes p Ann by 
me herein before given unto my said wife, Prouided allwaies and my 
mynde and will is that if my said wife shall not be with childe att the time 
of my decease, or that such childe and children shall happen to miscarry or 
dye or departe this life before he she or theie shall accomplishe the age or 
ages of twentie and one yeares then in such case or cases and not otherwise 
I doe giue and bequeath unto the severall persons hereunder named the 
seu'ali legacies and somes of money hereunder menconed, That is to saie, 
To my said lovinge wife one hundred poundes. to my said brother John 
Harvard one hundred poundes. To and amongst the children of my unckle 
Rogers fforty poundes To my godsonn William Harvard ffiefteene poundes, 
To the eldest sonne of my Cossen Thomas Willmore flower poundes to my 
Cossen Robert Harvard five poundes to John Brockett the sonne of Joseph 
Brockett ffortie shillinges, And then alsoe and in such case, I doe give and 
bequeath uuto my said brother John Harvard my said moitie or half parte 
of the lease of the said Tenementes with the appu r tennces att or neere 
Towerhill aforesaid and the renter and the Revercons thereof, And all my 
estate tearme of yeares and demaunde therein charged with the said 
Annuity of Thirtie pounds g ann by me given to my said wife, Item 
I doe alsoe by this my will give and bequeath unto my said brother John 
Harvard the sume of one hundred poundes lawfull English mony, and my 
standinge bowle of silver guilt and my Chest with twoe lockes before ex- 
cepted, Together with my best whole suite of apgell and my best cloake, 
And all things belouginge thereunto, Item I give and bequeath unto M r 
Nichollas Morton Minister and Preacher in the gishe of Saint Saviors in 
Southwarke the some of fforty shillinges in recompence of a Sermon which 
I desire he should preach at my funerall, for the better Comforte edifyinge 
and instruccon of such my freinds and neighboures and other people as 
there shalbe assembled, Item I giue and bequeath unto James Archer Min 
ister twentie shillinges, Item I giue and bequeath unto M r Osney Miuister 
the some of twenty shillinges, Item I give and bequeath unto M r Clarke 
Minister the some of twenty shillinges, Item I give and bequeath unto my 
said ffather in lawe M r . Nicholas Kinge the some of three poundes to make 
him a ringe, Item I giue and bequeath unto my Cossen William Harvard the 
some of Tenne poundes, Item I give and bequeath unto my said Cossen 
Robert Harvard the some of six poundes, Item I give unto the said Joseph 
Brockett my seale Ringe of gould, I will that there shalbe distributed 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 279 

by my executors on the day of my buriall the some of ffbrtie shillinges, that 
is to saie to and amongst the poore people of Saint Saviours in Southwarke 
the some of twenty shillings and to And amongst the poore people of the 
pishe of Saint Olave in Southwarke the like some of twenty shillings Att 
the discr^con of my Executors where moste neede shall appeare. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Mother in lawe Margarett King ffbrtie 
shillinges and unto her twoe daughters Margaret and Hanah the like some 
of ffbrtie shillinges a peece to make them Ringes. The rest residue and Re- 
mainder of all and singuler my goodes chattelles and worldly substance what- 
soever not herein before given or bequeathed, I give and bequeath in forme 
followinge, that is to saie, Twoe full third gts thereof unto such childe and 
children as my said wife nowe goeth withall or is with childe of And thother 
twoe third gtes thereof I fully and wholly give unto my said lovinge wife 
Elizabeth, and my said lovinge brother John Harvard equally betweene 
them to be devided gte and porcon alike. And in case my said wife shall 
not be with childe att the time of my decease or that such child and child- 
ren shall dye before theie shall accomplishe theire age or ages of twentie 
and one yeares Then in such case I give and bequeath the residue and re- 
mainder of my estate my debtes funerall expences, and my legacies beinge 
paied and gformed unto my said lovinge wife and my said brother equally 
betweene them to be devided gte and porcon alike, And my will and mean- 
ifige is that the legacies by me in and by this my last will given and be- 
queathed unto my said wife and such childe and children as she nowe goeth 
with or is with childe of is and are in full Recompence and satisfaccon of 
such parte of my estate shee they or anie of them shall or may claime or chal- 
lenge by the custome of the Citty of London, And to the end they shall 
make noe clayme or challege thereby, And if they shall make such Claime 
or challenge by the said custome Then I will that the said legacies by me 
to them given shall cease and bee voide and not be paied, And I doe or- 
daine and make my said welbeloved brother John Harvard And the said 
Nichollas Morton preacher executors of this my said last will and Testa- 
ment in trust for the due gformance of this my said laste will and the pay- 
ment of the legacies herein included and given and especially and before 
all of such debtes as in right and conscience I shall owe to anie pson or 
gsons att the time of my decease as my trust is in them, And in recom- 
pence of theire paines therein to be taken, I give and bequeath unto either 
of them the sume of fiue poundes lawfull englishe mony apeece, And I doe 
nominate and appoint my said lovinge jffather in lawe M r Nicholas Kinge 
and my lovinge Cossen Thomas Harvard and my lovinge freind M r . John 
Spencer Merchante to be overseers of this my will desiring them to se the 
same gformed accordinge to my true meaning and to be aidinge and assist- 
inge to my said Executors with theire best advice And for theire paines 
therein to be taken I give and bequeath unto every one of them three 
poundes apeece of like mony, And I doe hereby revoke and disalowe of 
all former willes and bequestesby me in any wise heretofore made And this 
to stand and continewe for and as my last will and testament, In witnes 
whereof to this my said last will and testament conteyninge with thissheete, 
Nyne sheetes of paper, I the said Thomas Harvard have sett my hand and 
seale the daie and yeare first aboue written Thomas Harvard Sealed and 
published by the said Thomas Harvard for and as his last will and testa- 
ment the daie and yeare abovesaid in the p r seuce of me Richard Greene 
Scr: Richard Barlowe. 

280 John Harvard and his Ancestry, [July, 

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram magro 
Willmo Sames leguin dcore Surrogate) veuerabilis viri domini Henrici 
Marten militis le^um etiam dcoris Curie Prerogatiue Cant magri Custodis 
sive Comissarii ltime constitut, Quinto die mensis Maij Anno domini mil- 
liirio sexcentesimo tricesimo septimo Jurament Nicholai Morton Cleric 
executorQ in hnmoi testament nominat; cui comissa fuit administracio 
omni et singuloru bonoru iuriu et creditoru diet def de bene et fidte ad° 
ead m ad sc ta dei evang: iurat, Reservata jkate similem comissioem faciend 
Johanni Harvard alteri exeout etiam in dicto testament nominat cum vene- 
rit earn petitur. 69, Goare. 

[At last, thanks to the mother that bore him, and who by her careful mention of 
him in her will as "my eldest son, John Harvard, clarke," has again, as it were, 
brought him to light, we are enabled to lift the veil that for nearly two hundred 
and fifty years has hidden our modest and obscure, but generous benefactor, the 
godfather of America's oldest University, the patron Saint of New England's scho- 
lars ; to learn his parentage and birthplace, and to form some idea of his youthful 
surroundings. The will of his brother Thomas, to be sure (discovered by me on 
"Washington's birth-day, 1884), furnished the first important evidence in regard to 
him. It will be noticed in that will, made 15 July, 1630, that he appoints his brother, 
John Harvard, and the Rev. Nicholas Morton, parson of St. Saviour's, joint execu- 
tors ; that this will was presented for probate 5 May, 1637, by Mr. Morton alone, and 
power granted only to him, a similar power being reserved for John Harvard, the 
other executor, when he should come to seek it. This seemed to show plainly enough 
the absence of John Harvard, the brother of Thomas, on that fifth of May, 1637. 
Well, that was the year of the first appearance of our John Harvard on the soil of 
New England, as shown by the records of Charlestown ; so that probably on that 
very day in May he was on his way across the Atlantic. The inference then was a rea- 
sonable one that the John Harvard named in the will of Thomas Harvard of South- 
wark and the wise benefactor after whom our ancient University was named were 
one and the same person. But it needed just the mention of him in his mother's 
will as " clarke,'' taken in connection with this fact of his absence at the proving 
of his brother's will, to put the matter beyond question. Here too it seems as if en- 
vious chance had sought to hide him, for in the Calendar of 1637 the name of the tes- 
tator, which in the record is plainly enough " Harvard," was entered " Haward,'' 
a name which might be passed over by any one hunting for the name of Harvard. 
It was only by gleaning that I came upon it. 

Again — the Register Books of St. Saviour's, Southwark, the parish in which our 
benefactor first saw the light, seem to have lent themselves to increase the mystery 
that has enveloped the English surroundings of John Harvard, as will appear from 
the following list of baptisms :* 

1601 May 31 Marye Harverde d. of Robert, a Butcher. 

1602 July 15 Robert Harverde s. of Robert, a Butcher. 
16C6 September 30 Robert Harvye s. of Robert, a Butcher. 
1607 November 29 John Harvye e. of Robt. a Butcher. 

1609 December 3 Thomas Harvye s. of Robt. a Butcher. 

1610 November 1 William Harverd s. of Robert, a Butcher. 

1612 September 27 Katherin Harverd d. of Robert, a Butcher. 

1613 December 12 Ann Harverd d. of Robt. a Butcher. 
1615 April 2 Peter Harvye d. of Robt. a Butcher. 

. Why, if his name was Harvard, should we accept the baptism of John Harvye as 
the baptism of our John Harvard? Here again the mother comes to our assistance. 
It can readily be seen that Katherine YearwoOd must have been the widow of Rob- 
ert Harvard and mother of the John. Thomas and Peter named in his will. It may 
not appear so evident that John Elletson, whose will I have given in its order of 
time, had married the widow Harvard before she became the wife of Richard Year- 
wood. The will of John Eiletson makes no mention of any of the Harvard family ; 
yet no one can read attentively that will and the will of Mrs. Katherine Yearwood 

* The first two children in the list, vizt. Mary (bapt. 1601) and Robert (bapt. 1602) were 
probably the children of Mr. Harvard by his first wife, Barbara Descyn, whom he married 
26 June, 1600. 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 281 

in connection with each other, without being forced to the conclusion that Kathe- 
rine Yearwood must have been the -widow of John Elletson and the executrix of his 
will, and, as such, the successor of his trust in regard to the children of Hugh 
Horsall, or Harsall, deceased. So convinced was I ot this that almost the first ob- 
ject of my quest in the register of St. Saviour's, was the record of the marriage of 
John Elletson with the widow Harvard. And I soon found it entered thus : 

1625 Januarie 19 John Ellison & Katherine Harvie. 
Here we find mother and son both appearing under another and the same name, 
viz., Harvie or Harvye. I found too in the will of Thomas Cox. citizen and vint- 
ner of London, made 12 September and proved 21 September, 1613 (79 Capell) be- 
quests made to sundry members of this family (John Harvard's uncles ?) as follows : 
14 1 give M r s Herverd als Harvey wife of M r Thomas Harverd a!s Harvey of S l Kath- 
erines Butcher six payre of best sheets," &c. — " I doe give and bequeath unto Rich- 
ard Harverd als Harvey of S c Saviour's parish aforesaid butcher, my now tenant, 
"the sum of ten pounds," &c. A Robert Harvy als Harverde the elder of Rooke- 
by (Rugby) was mentioned by Thomas Atkins of Dunchurch, Warwickshire, in 
his will, 41st Elizabeth. (48, Kidd.) 

The burial of the father of John Harvard is thus entered : 

1625 August 24 M r Robert Harvey, a man, in the church. 

The youngest son, Peter, mentioned in his father's will (of 28 July, 1625) but 
not in the widow's, was buried four days before the father, al-o in the church, 
where also Richard Yearwood (a vestryman) was buried 18 October, 1632, and Kath- 
erine Yearwood 9 July, 1635. John Harvard's elder brother Robert was buried 
the very day before his father made his will. Evidently the family were suffering 
from the visitation of the plague in the summer of 1625. I saw other burin Is entered, 
but did not have time to note them. All, however, I think, were buried in the church. 
As I passed through this venerable edifice, once the place of worship of oar modest 
benefactor, I noticed that the great window in the South Transept was of plain 
glass, as if Providence had designed that some day the sons of Harvard should place 
there a worthy memorial of one who is so well entitled to their veneration. — Henry 
F. Waters.] 

William: Ward of the parish of S* Savior in South warke in the County 
of Surrey citizen and goldsmith of London 2 April 1624. 

My body to be buried within the parish church of S' Saviors in South- 
wark aforesaid. My estate shall be divided into three equal parts or por- 
tions according to the laudable custom of the city of London. One of which 
said third parts of my estate I do give, devise and bequeath unto my now 
wellbeloved wife Roase Ward. One other third part of my said estate I 
do give and bequeath unto my loving son Edward Ward and unto my well 
beloved daughter Roase Warde equally between them to be divided part 
and part alike (both minors). The other third part I reserve towards the 
payment of debts, funeral expenses and legacies &c. 

To loving aunt Margaret Wood widow forty shillings per annum, in 
quarterly payments. To the poor of the parish of S' Savior's four pounds 
sterling. To M r James Archar our minister twenty shillings sterling. To 
the churchwardens and vestry men of the parish of S r Saviors aforesaid of 
which society I am now a member the sum of six pounds sterling to make 
a dinner for them. To my good friend M r Richard Yearwood one silver 
bowl of the weight of twelve ounces. Item I do give and bequeath unto 
my brother M r Robert Harverd and to my friend George Garrett and my 
cousin William Shawarden to every of them a ring of gold to the value of 
twenty shillings or twenty shillings apiece in money. The remainder shall 
be divided into three equal parts or portions, two of which I do give and 
bequeath unto my said son Edward Ward to be likewise paid unto him at 
his age of one and twenty years, and the other third part of the said re- 
mainder I do give and bequeath unto mysaid daughter Roase Ward to be paid 
unto her on the day of her marriage or at her age of one and twenty years, 
vol. xxxix. 25* 

282 John Harvard and his Ancestry. [July, 

which shall first happen. If both my said children shall happen to die be- 
fore the legacies by this my last will bequeathed unto them and either of 
them shall grow due then I do will and bequeath all and everyone legacies, 
herein by me before bequeathed unto my said children, unto my said loving 
wife Roase Ward and unto my cousin Elizabeth now wife of the forenamed 
William Shawarden equally between them to be divided &c. And I do 
make and ordain my said son Edward Warde and my said good friend M r 
Richard Woodward executors of this my last will. And I do nominate and 
appoint the foresaid Robert Harvard, George Garrett and William Shawar- 
den to be overseers of this my will. 

This will containing four sheets of paper was read signed sealed and de- 
livered in the presence of us Josua Whitfeild and me William Page Scri. 
Merao/andum that this word Woodward was mistaken in the fifteenth line of 
this sheet and that according to the true intent of the said William Ward 
the same was meant and should have been written Yearwood who is the 
man mentioned to be nominated in the eighth line of the — sheet to be Rich- 
ard Yearwood and mistaken by me the writer, witness William Page Scri. 

Administration was granted to Roase Ward, the widow, during the mi- 
nority of Edward Warde the son, 5 October 162-4. 80, Byrde. 

[The foregoing abstract was found in the course of my gleanings nearly a year ago, 
and preserved on account of its mention of Robert Harvard and Richard Yearwood. 
It now turns out to be very important as evidence that Robert Harvard's wife Kath- 
erine, the mother of our John Harvard, was a Rogers; for in my reading of the 
registers of St. Saviour's I came upon the following marriage : 
1621 Oct 17 William Warde and Rose Rogers. 
This I made note of at the time, not remembering this Ions preserved abstract of 
William Ward's will, but solely because 1 recalled that Katherine Yarwood had 
mentioned a sister Rose Reason, and as I fully believed the testatrix would turn out 
to be a Rogers, the name Rose Rogers struck me as worth noting. Rose Ward 
and Rose Reason were probably one and the same person. 

Another most important evidence of John Harvard's identity remains to be shown. 
Knowing that he must have been the owner of landed property, and believing that 
before leaving for America (in the spring of 1637) he would be selling some oF this 
property, I surmised that some record of such sale would appear in some of the docu- 
ments preserved in the Public Record Office, although I had been informed that the 
Record Office had been searched for trace of John Harvard, and that it was hardly 
worth the while for me to make a search there. However, I laid the matter before my 
young friend Francis Grigson, Esq. (a son of the late Rev. William Grigson, our 
former corresponding member), and sought hia advice. He said that my surmise 
was quite reasonable, and that the best field of investigation would be the Feet of 
Fines. No one could be kinder than he in showing me how to look for the evidence 
1 wanted. After almost a whole day's labor, in which I found many suggestive 
items bearing on American names, I, at last, found an entry which led me to send 
for the Feet of Fines of the Hillary Term, 12th Charles I., County Surrey. The 
following is a copy of the first (and important) part ot this document : 

Hec est finalis concordia fca) in cur> Dni Regis apud Westm) in Octavis Purifica- 
c'ois Be> Marie Anno regnorum caroii Dei gra 1 Angli Scotie fi'ranc et Hibn-'ie Regis 
fidei Defens etc a conqu' duodecimo coram Jone^ ffinch Rico) Hutton Georgio Ver- 
non et flfrancisco Crawley justice et aliis dni Regis fidelibus tunc ibi> p r sentibus Int' 
Johe^m Manet Johannam uxo m eius quer) et Johe m Harvard et Annam uxo^m 
eius deforc) de uno mesuagio et tribus Cotagijs cum p'tin> in Parochia Sci> Olavi in 

The next day, after a long search, I was able to examine the Concord of Fines, 
relating to the same transaction, where I hoped to find the signatures of the parties 
to this agreement, as was the custom. This case, to my great regret, proved an 
exception to the rule, and I was unable therefore to get a tracing of John Harvard's 
autograph. However, I was enabled to fix the precise date of the transfer, vizi. 16 
February, 12th Charles I. The consideration given by John and Johan Man was 
one hundred and twenty pounds sterling. 

1885.] John Harvard and his Ancestry. 283 

Here we find John Harvard appearing in February, 1636-7, as a grantor of real 
estate in St. Olave (where his brother Thomas was living) and with wife Ann; surely 
most important evidence that he was the John Harvard who six months afterwards 
was in JS'ew England with a wife Ann ; and the above date of transfer and the date 
of probate of his brother Thomas Harvard's will undoubtedly furnish the limits of 
the period of time within which John Harvard left old England to take up his 
abode in our New England, fie must have set sail some time between 16 February 
and 5 May, 1637. The four tenements thus conveyed were, without doubt, the 
same as those described in the following extract : 

John Man of the parish of St. Olave in Southwarke in the County of Surrey, sea 
captain, 6 August 1660, proved 25 November 1661. 

" 1 giue and bequeath all those my foure houses or Tenements with thappurte- 
nances thereunto belonging scituate in Bermondsey streete in the parish of & Olave 

in Southwarke and County aforesaid which I purchased of one Harbert, being 

in the occupation and possession of one Greenball or his assignes at yearely 

Rent of eight and twenty pounds unto Mary my Loveing wife dureing her naturall 
life and from and after her decease to the heires of our bodyes lawfully to bee be- 

£otten forever and for want of such issue to the heires of the said Mary my wife 
awfully to bee begotten of her body forever." — h. f. w.] 160, May. 

In Dei Nomine Amen. The Sixt Daye of the moneth of ffebruary 
Anno dni 1637 I John Sadler of Ringmer iu the County of Sussex Gierke 
Compos mentis et Corpore sanus thaukes be to God therefore doe make & 
ordayne this my last will & Testament viz 1 ffirst I will & bequeath my 
poore sinfull Soule to God the father Beseechinge him of his mercy to save 
it for his sonne Jesus Christ his satisfaccons sake And my Body I will to 
be buryed where & by whome & in what manner God hath appointed. 
ffor my worldly goodes I will & bequeath them in maner followinge ffirst I 
will and bequeath to my daughter Anne the wife of John Haruard Clarke 
Twentie shillinges to be payd her after my decease when shee shall demand 
it. Item I will and bequeath to my sonne John Sadler Twenty Shillinges 
to be payd him within a moneth after my death if it be demaunded Alsoe I 
will and bequeath to the poore of the parish of Worsfield in the County of 
Salop Twenty shillinges to be distributed amongst them after my death 
And I will to the poore of y e pish of Ringmer abouenamed the summe of 
Tenn shillinges to be distributed amoDgst them after my departure And 
for the rest of my worldly goodes whatsoever legally bequeatheable I will 
and bequeath them to Mary my deare and loveinge wife not doubtinge of 
her good and godly diposeiuge of them whome I make the sole and onely 
Executrix: of this my will In wittnes whereof I say In wittnes whereof I 
haue hereunto sett my hand & seale John Sadler. 

Witnesses hereunto John Shepherd John Legener. 

Probatum fuit Testamentum suprascriptum apud London coram ven- 
abili viro dfio Henrico Marten milite legu dcore Curiae Prerogative 
Cant Magro Custode sive Cornissario ltime Constituto vicesimo primo die 
mensis Octobris Anno dni Millmo sexcentmo quadragesimo Juramento 
Marie Sadler Relictas dicti defuucti et Executricis in hmoi Testamento 
noiat Cui Comissa fuit Administraco omniu et singlorum bonorum iurium 
et Creditorum eiusdem defuucti de bene et - fideliter Administrando eadem 
Ad sancta dei Evangelia coram Magfo Esdra Coxall Clico vigore Comissi- 
onis in ea parte ats emanat Jurat. " Coventry, 128. 

[John Sadler, M.A., whose will is given above, was instituted Vicar of Patcham 
in the county of Sussex, 3 November, 1608, as I have been informed by E. H. \Y . 
Dunkin, Esq., who has for years been making careful researches among the records 
relating to this county. In Patcham Mr. badlers children were baptized as fol- 
lows : 

284 Notes and Queries. [July? 

Ann d. of Jn. Sadler, Mary, August 24, 1614. 
John 8. of Do April 0, 1617. 

Afterwards he was settled at Ringmer, where I find he was inducted 12 October, 
1626, and was buried there 3 October, 1640.* His eon John was a graduate of 
Emanuel College, Cambridge, M.A. 1638, Fellow of the College, Master in Chan- 
cery, Town Clarke of London and Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge, we 
learn from Cole's Collection (Add. MS. 5851, British Museum). From Le Neve's 
Fast. Eccl. Angl. we get this confirmed and with further iniormatiun, under the 
title St. Mary ^lagdalene Coll. Masters. John Sadler, M.A., was admitted 1650, 
and deprived at the restoration. 

In the same MS. Cole gives the admission of John Harvard, P. 1631, and the 
same year Tho. Allen P. June 22, Suff. Mr. Harvard's graduation is shown to be 
1635. His pastor, Nicholas Morton, M.A. 1619, born in Leicestershire, was Dixy 
Fellow and afterwards chaplain of St. Mary Overies, London (i. e. St. Savior's, 

In the Sussex Archaeological Society's Collection (vol. 11, p. 225) is given " A 
Rolle of the several Armors and furniture with theire names of the clergie within 
the Arch Deaconry of Lewes and Deanery of South Mailing with the Deanry of 
Battell in the County of Sussex. Rated and appoynted the 11th day of March A 
D'ni 1612 by the Right Reverend father in God Samuell (Harsnet) Lo. Bishoppe of 

Chichester." I extract the following item : " Petcham, M r Jo. Sadler, vicar 

a musquet furnished." 

As the widow Ann Harvard became the wife of the Rev. Thomas Allen, the fol- 
lowing abstract may be worth noting here : 

Mense Octobris 1673, Yicesimo Septimo die. Em'. Com . Thomas Allen filio nrali 
et ltimo Thomae Allen nup Civ 1 " Norwicen vid def hentis etc. Ad Admistrand 
bona jura et cred d'ei def de bene etc jurat. Admon. Act Book 1673, fol. 128. 

I cannot refrain from expressing the gratitude I feel towards my brother 
antiquaries in England for the kindly sympathy and generous assistance I have 
received from them; and I desire to name especially Messrs. E. H. W. Dunkin,, 
Francis Grigson, David Jones, Robert Garraway Rice and J. C. C. Smith, who 
have shown kindness without stint in this matter, as in all other matters connected 
with my genealogical work in England. — Henry F. Waters.] 


The Printing of the Records of the Colonies of Massachusetts and Plymouth. 
— In the year 1850 the American Antiquarian Society commenced printing in the 
third volume of their *' Archaeologia Americana, " the records of the General Court 
of the Colony of Massachusetts. A copy of the whole of the first volume had been made 
for the society by Mr. David Pulsifer, of whom the late Samuel F. Haven, LL.D., in 
his introduction to the printed records in the "' Archaeologia," says : '* He unites the 
qualities of an expert in chirography with a genuine antiquarian taste and much 
familiarity with ancient records." Indeed at chat time Mr. Pulsifer was acknow- 
ledged to be more skilful and successful than any other person among us in decy- 
phering the chirography of the seventeenth century. f I douht whether we have 
yet seen his superior. 

•The Burrell Collection (Add. MSS. 5697, &c. Briti-h Museum], from which I took the 
above item, gives the date'lH42 > a manifest error a- shown by date of probate of will ; he- 
sides, Burrell convicts Limseit in the next line, showing the elate of induction of Mr. Sad- 
ler's successor, 1640. My friend Mr. Dunkin gives me the entry from the Ringmer Reg- 
ister as follows : " 1640 Oct. 3 buryed M r John Sadler minister or Ringmer." h. f. w. 

t Three years before this, in 1847, the late Rev. John A. Albro, D.D., in the preface to 
his life of the Rev. Thomas Shepard, pays a high tribute to his proficiency, when, after ac- 
knowledging his obligations to him for transcribing some peculiarly illegible letters of the 
Rev. Thomas Hooker to Mr. Shepard, he expresses his belief that Mr. Pulsifer was " the 
only man .... who could have deciphered the chirography in which they have been iocked 
op for more than two hundred years." 

1885.] Kotes and Queries. 285 

Only one part of the third volume of the ** Archasologia " had been printed when 
in 1853 the governor of Massachusetts, the Hon. Juhn II. Clifford, who had previ- 
ously called the attention of the Executive Council to the decayed and perishing 
condition of the early records, recommended, in a special message to the legislature 
on the 12th of February, that the two oldest volumes of the General Court records 
be printed at the expense of the state. A resolve was passed by the legislature, 
which was approved May 2, 1S53, that the governor cause one hundred copies of 
these two volumes to be printed under the supervision of the secretary of state, who 
was allowed to " appoint some suitable person to prepare said volumes for printing 
and take charge of the same." The secretary, the Hon. Ephraim M. Wright, ap- 
pointed, June 1, 1853, Dr. Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, a skilful and zealous antiquary, 
to prepare the volumes for the press and to take charge of the printing. 

The state purchased from the American Antiquarian Society the copy of the first 
volume made by Mr. Pulsifer, and that society proceeded no farther in printing 
the records. , Mr. Pulsifer was employed by Secretary Wright to copy the other vol- 
ume. In the preface to the first volume Dr. Shurtleff says : M The copying has 
been faithfully performed by David Pulsifer, Esq., a person well qualified for the 
purpose, being an expert in reading ancient chirography and well informed in the 
early history of Massachusetts." Dr. Shurtleff performed the editorial work gen- 
erally, reading, by the original, the proofs of all the volumes which were issued 
while he had charge of the printing. 

It will be noticed that only one hundred copies of the two volumes were ordered 
to be printed. Dr. Shurtleff took the wise precaution to have the work stereotyped. 
and the General Court, by a resolve, approved February 17, 1854, ordered that eleven 
hundred additional copies of the .first two volumes be printed ; and that " twelve 
hundred copies of the third, fourth and fifth volumes of the General Court Records, 
with suitable indices, be stereotyped and printed under the supervision of the sec- 
retary of the Commonwealth, who may appoint some competent person or persons 
to prepare said volume for printing and to take charge of the same, and to complete 
the Indices to the General Court Records already commenced." The same day that 
the resolve was approved, February 17, 1854, Secretary Wright issued the following 
certificate : " By the authority in me vested under a Resolve of the Legislature en- 
titled ' Resolves concerning the Records of the General Court,' passed February 17, 
1854, I do this day appoint David Pulsifer, Esq., as one of my assistants in prepar- 
ing the volumes of said ' Records of the General Court ' for printing as provided in 
said resolve." Under this appointment Mr. Pulsifer copied for the press the whole 
of the third volume, a part of the fourth, and a large part of the fifth and last vol- 
ume, as he had previously copied the first two volumes. Under the same resolve 
Dr. Shurtleff, who is called the editor, was entrusted, December 1, 1854, by the 
secretary, with " preparing and printing the volumes." 

Before the resolve of 1853 for printing the records was passed, the legislature had 
ordered by resolve of May 13, 1852, indexes of the records to be prepared and print- 
ed ; and these indexes had been partly made by Messrs. Francis H. Underwood 
and Charles E. Stevens. The indexes were completed by Mr. Pulsifer and printed 
with the several volumes. 

An edition of five hundred more copies of the five volumes, or six, as they were print- 
ed, was ordered by resolve approved March 24, 1855. The next year, May 15 J856, 
the secretary was authorized to contract with the state printer, 'A uham White, for 
printing on his own account, for sale, from the stereotype plates belonging to the 
commonwealth, an edition of eight hundred copies of "the Massachusetts records, 
provided he supplied members of the legislature at the cost of printing. This con- 
tract was limited June 4, 1856, to three years. 

In 1855, after the Massachusetts records had been completed, the Hon. Henry J. 
Gardner, then governor of the state, in his inaugural address, called the attention 
of the legislature to this work, adding: "It is for you to consider if a labor so 
necessary shall be continued till our colonial archives are secured in a permanent 
and enduring form." The General Court, by a resolve approved March 24, 1855, 
ordered that the Records of the New Plymouth Colony be copied and stereotyped, 
and that eight hundred copies of the same be printed. The same day, March 24, 
Secretary Wright appointed Mr. Pulsifer to the position which he had held under 
the resolves for printing the Massachusetts records, or, to use his own words, as one 
of " my assistants in preparing said [Plymouth] Records for printing." Copies of 
these records were made for the press by Mr. Pulsifer or by clerks under his direc- 
tion, except certain portions which had been transcribed in lbl* by Benjamin R. 
Nichols. Esq., when the records had been arranged and bound in volumes. Two 

286 Notes and Queries. [July, 

days later, March 26, Dr. ShurtlefT was reappointed to <; prepare for the pre>s " 
these records and 44 superintend the printing," in the same manner in which he 
had edited the other series of volumes. A resolve approved May 30, 1857. provided 
that nine of the volumes which it had originally been intended to print, should not 
be printed. 

In 1858 some dissatisfaction was expressed at Dr. ShurtlefTs management of the 
printing, principally at its cost, and a resolve of the legislature, approved March 27, 
terminated his connection with it by placing the superintendence of the printing, as 
well as the copying, in the hands of a clerk in the secretary's office. Hon. Oliver 
Warner, then secretary, appointed Mr. Pulsifer to the position. I presume that 
the framers of the resolve intended that he should fill the place. In the certificate 
of his appointment Mr. Warner used this language concerning Mr. Pulsifer : " As 
a penman, and in all clerical qualifications, he has no superior. The studies and 
practice of his life have rendered bim competent and reliable as a decypherer of 
the handwriting of the earlier periods of our history, to a degree not equalled per- 
haps by any other person. He is accurate, vigilant, industrious and indefatigable 
in this his chosen pursuit." These sentences were written fur Secretary Warner 
by the late Hon. Charles W. Upham. Two of the four volumes which bear Mr. 
Pulsifer's name as editor are volumes 9 and 10, containing " The Acts of the 
Commissioners of the United Colonies," upon which much labor was bestowed. 
They had previously been printed in the second volume of Hazard's State Papers. 
Mr. Pulsifer, after transcribing from the original a few pages of the record, pro- 
cured a copy of this volume and corrected it by the records. I remember calling 
upon Mr. Pulsifer several times while he was engaged in correcting the pages, and 
being surprised at the number of changes that were found necessary to make, some 
of them essentially altering the meaning of the records. The corrections were made 
in red ink, and the pages literally bristled with them. After the printed pages had 
be*en made to conform to the original record, a work which required as much care 
and nearly as much labor as an entire transcription, they were used as printer's 

Mr. Pulsifer who, after the sole charge of printing the records was placed in his 
hands, had no assistant, devoted himself to the labor with the utmost assiduity. 
Much of his work was done out of office hours, he being frequently engaged in de- 
cyphering the records and correcting proof till midnight. For this extra work he 
has not received compensation. 

Twocopies of the records of the Commissioners are preserved, one at Plymouth, 
belonging to the Plymouth Colony, and the other at Hartford, belonging to the Con- 
necticut Colony. The Plymouth copy was printed, as before stated, in 1794, by 
Hazard. _ " The Connecticut copy is ampler in some respects than the Plymouth." 
Mr. Pulsifer obtained a copy of such portions as do not appear in the Plymouth 
records, and printed it in an appendix, where he also gives other historical matter, 
so that the editorial work on these two volumes is the~most satisfactory of that on 
any volumes in the series. Besides the Plymouth records and the addition from the 
Connecticut copy, Mr. Pulsifer had the use of some of the original minutes signed 
by the Commissioners. The portions of these records of the Commissioners not print- 
ed by Hazard, not, as has been stated recently, the entire records, were the same year 
printed in the third volume of the Connecticut Colonial Records. 

I have been more particular in this article in referring to the work of Mr. Pulsi- 
fer on the records, as it is not so well known to the public as that of Dr. Shurtleff. 

John Ward Dean. 

Inhabitants of Blue Point and Casco Bay, 1658.— In the list of names of the 
inhabitants of these places submitting to Massachusetts Bay, as printed in Mass. 
Colony Records, vol. iv. Part i. p. 358, there is one omission and four serious mis- 
takes that should be corrected through the medium of the Register. 
Jo 11 Wallis signed but is not printed. 
Andrew Brown is there printed " Beames." 
Abra. Follen is there printed " Feliew.'* 
Michael Mitton is there printed " Witten" 
Nath Wallis is there printed " Waleij ." 
Again, of the inhabitants of Saco, 1653, Id. p. 162, Richard Cummings is Drinted 
" Cowman." William M. Sargent. 

34 Exchange St., Portland, Me. 

1885.] Notes and Queries, 287 

Typographical Errors.— There is a serious typographical error in " History of 
the Virginia Company " to which my attention has recently been called, which 

firobably would nut have happened, had I not been abroad when the work was pub- 

In quoting from Hamor, on page 91, he is made to write that Pocahontas u and 
her two sons " witnessed her marriage. The her is a misprint for his, the sons of 
Powlvitan. By copying from the " Virginia Company " the error is reproduced 
in 4i English Colonization of America," published in 1871 by Strahan and Compa- 
ny, London. It is my wish to make the correction as wide as possible. 

In this connection [ would refer to a lapsus pennas in " Virginia Vetusta," pub- 
lished this year by Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y. The preface correctly mentions 
the children of John Kolfeas named Thomas and Elizabeth, but on page 141 Eliza- 
beth is called Jane, which was the name of her mother. 

ifainl Paul, Minn. Edward D. Neill. 

John M. Gilson of Groton, Mass.— The name of Mr. Gilson having been print- 
ed McGilson in the Groton Landmark, his son furnishes an item to that newspaper, 
May 2, 1885, stating that " through the mistake of a si^n painter when he was in 
the livery business over thirty years ago, he got the prefix of ' Mc ' to his name. 
His name," he adds, " is not MeGilson nor McGilson, but John Mekeen Gilson. " 

The editor of the Register has been informed that the mistake of the sign painter 
caused many of his friends to euppose his name was McGilson, and that he was 
afterwards generally called and addressed as McGilson. 

Walker. — A volume dated 1722 was given me in April last. On the leaves of the 
book I find a few records that perhaps may be of interest to somebody : 
"Samuel Walker was born October 5 th 1751." 
" Sister Sarah Williams deceased Nov. 19 th 1764." 
"Sister Elizabeth Cook deceased Nov. 5 :h 1774. " 

Then I find another record about Walkers in the same volume, where another 
Samuel Walker is meutioned. 

Samuel Walker, Jr. born March 23, 1753. 

Mary Walker, •? March 10. 1755. 

Betheheba* Walker, " Feb 25 1757. 

Abel Walker, " July 11 1759. 

John Walker, %< June 3 1762. 

Lydia Walker, H March 3 1765. 

Isaac Walker, " March 18 1767. 

I know nothing of the above parties. C. D. Beadleb. 

Boston, Mess. 


Society tor the Propagation of the Gospel and Suffolk Place Farm.— In an 
extended and finely illustrated work in two volumes, entitled " Greater London," 
recently published, though the date is omitted in the improper modern fashion of 
publishers, appears the following paragraph, stating a fact probably now otherwise 
forgotten: " Suffolk Place Farm, in the hamlet of Bostal, derived its name from 
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, who owned the estate in the reign of Henry 
VIII. He alienated it to Sir Martin Bowes, from whom it went by a female heir to 
one Barnes, who was also the owner of the manor of Plumstead. In the middle of 
the seventeenth century it was in the possession of Sir Robert Jocelvn, by whom it 
was conveyed to the Company for the Propagation of the Gospel at "Boston, in New 
England." George Lcnt. 

George Washington. — Alexander Brown, Esq-, of Nelson, Norwood County, 
Va., contributed in April last to the Richmond Despatch an article which was re- 
printed in the Boston Evening Record of May 8, 1885, showing that M our George 
Washington was not the first rebel to a King of Great Britain." He gives in full 
an indictment at the Bermuda assizes, held Nov. 11 to 22, 1650, against u George 
Washington, of Hambleton Tribe, Taylor, as a false Tray tor against our most gra- 
tious ana* dread Soveraigne and Leidge Lord the Kinge," that he *' on the 2itb day 

* I suppose Bathsheba is meant.— c. d. b. 

288 Notes and Queries. [July, 

of December in the yeare of our Lord 1648, in the house of Roger Axon in the said 
Tribe, " said " in the hearing of the said Roger Axon these words— vizt. The King 
has sould his subjects to Popery : and further the said George Washington did then 
and there maliciously and traytorously say the Kinge was a Rogue aud deserved to 
bee hanged 7 years ago." To this indictment Washington pleaded not guilty, aud 
being tried was convicted. He " prayed his appeaie for England which was 
granted him." 

Mr. Brown thinks the above George Washington may be "of the same family 
as our George Washington. "When the Virginia Company of London sold the Ber- 
mudas to theSomers Islands Company, the quantity of land there was over-estimat- 
ed, and the Virginia Company afterwards agreed to makeup for this deficiency inVir- 
ginia." Mr. Brown gives the petition of the Somers Islands Company in 1639, that 
this land may be laid out to them " betwixt the two Rivers of Rapahanock and Pa- 
towmeck." Mr. Brown suggests whether not only the Washingtons but other set- 
tlers in the present counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, "Westmore- 
land, etc., may not have come from England via the Bermudas or from the Bermudas 

Belchertown Soldiers' Monument. — The Springfield Republican of March 6, 
1885, contains an interesting account of this monument, written by P. W. Lyman, 
Esq., of Belchertown, Mass. 

Dalton. — Among those interested in Rev. Timothy Dalton there has been a gen- 
eral impression that the "Woolverstone parish, of which he was rector, was in Wol- 
verton on the Wash, Norfolk County, England. But the writer has ascertained 
that Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk County, is the place where Mr. Dalton was for 
many years the incumbent of the parish before emigrating to New England in 1637, 
as appears from the ancient parish register, which furnishes conclusive proof of the 
fact. Asa Dalton, 

Rector of St. Stephen's Parish, Portland, Me. 

Nashua Monument to Weld and Prentice. — Yesterday I copied the annexed 
inscription from the Weld monument in the old Burying Ground within the limits 
of the city of Nashua, N. H.. situated on the Lowell 

road, about a mile north of the State line. Taken in con- [On the south face.] 

nection with the letter written by John B. Hill, Esq., of ret. 

Mason, N. H., to Edward H. Spaulling, Esq., of Nashua, thomas weld. 

and published in the " Bi-Centennial of Old Dunstable " born june, 1653 ; 

(Nashua, 1878) , it has some interest. In this letter, dat- settled as 

ed Sept. 24, 1877, the writer gives a very brief account the first minister 

of the monument, and says that he was surprised to find of the church in 

that the inscription stated that Mr. Weld " was mas- dunstable, dec 1685. 

sacred by the Indians in defending the settlement " (p. probably massacred 

47). Further on he writes : " It seems that the statement bt the Indians 

on the monument has no foundation in truth, and now while defending the 

the question arises what should be done? What more settlement, 

suitable and proper than that the false inscription should june 7, 1702, 

be erased? And this may readily be done at small ex- ^et. 49. 
pense and without disfiguring the monument. Nothing 

more is required than to dre^s off about a half an inch erected by 

of the face of the monument, thus removing the whole THE ""fSl Nashua 

inscription, and then the inscription can be restored, io/o. 

omitting the objectionable part, and the monument will 

remain in size and form without blemish, a mark of re- [On the east face.] 

spect to the memory of a worthy man, and highly cred- rev. 

hable to the citizens of Nashua" (p. 50). natbl prentice 

It is evident from the present inscription that the mis- born dec 1698; 

take referred to by Mr. Hill has been corrected, and for settled as the 

that reason I send the amended epitaph, which is here second minister in 

given. dunstable, 1720. 

Samuel A. Green. died feb. 25, 1737, 

Groton, Mass., June 5, 1885. <et. 39. 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 289 

Max. — Savage says (ITT. 146) that " Nathaniel and William," third and fourth 
children of Rev. Samuel Man of Wrentham and Esther Ware, were born " after the 
settlement was broken up by Philip's war and before his return/' In the Milton 
town records we find : '• William son of Samuel Man b. May 1, 1679." The birth 
of Nathaniel appears neither on the town nor the church register. 

E. F.Ware. 


Williamses of RoxBURY.-^-When was Sarah, daughter of Joseph Wise of Ros- 
bury, married to Stephen Williams? First child born in 1667. What was the date 
of her death in 1728 ? 

Parentage required of Abigail Davis, who married May 22, 1706. Joseph Wil- 
liams, son of above. Could she have been a daughter of Ensign John Davis? She 
afterwards married Edward Ruggles. Her will was dated 1763. What was the 
date of her death ? 

Captain John Williams married, June 2, 1737, Elizabeth Williams; her parent- 
age and the date of her death wanted. He married secondly, in 1749, Mrs. Bethial 
Steadman, who, I suppose was the Bethial Parker who married Caleb Steadman, 
Jr. What was the christian name of her father ? When did she die? When did 
Capt. John Williams die? His will was probated in 1777. 

A. D. W. French. 

Thurston. — Can any one give the full names and dates of the following Thurs- 

Joseph, born in Dedham, Mass., Sept. 13, 1640, married Anne . Daniel, 

born in Dedham, May 5, 1646, married Maria . John, born in Medfield, Mass., 

March 4, 1656, married Hannah . Benjamin, born in Jamaica, L. I. (proba- 
bly), about 1663, married Sarah . Joseph,. brother of last, born about 1070, 

married Rebecca . Hannah, sister of last, married Wright. Samuel, 

brother of last, married Sarah . Thomas, brother of last, married Alice 

. Joseph, born at Hempstead, Long Island, 1734, married Phebe . 

David, bora in Uxbridge, Mass., about 1722, married Abigail . John, 

born in Rehoboth, Mass., May 22, 1714, married Saherah . James, bro- 
ther of last, born Sept. 3, 1718, married Phebe . Joseph, born in Wrentham, 

Mass., about 1732, married . John, born in Jamaica, L. I., Feb. 26, 1728, 

married Mary . Flavel, brother of last, born Sow 15. 1744, married . 

Jonathan, born probably in Jamaica about 1742, married Prisciila . James 

and Cyrus, brothers, about 1744 and 1746 each, married . William, born in 

Jamaica, Feb. 11, 1754, married . Samuel, born in Rushton, Pa., July 27, 

1803, married Persing. John, born in iShelbyville, Ind.. about 1802. married 

Isabel . Sarah, born in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 8, 1664, married . Ste- 
phen, brother of last, born Feb. 5, 1674, married Mary . Benjamin, born in 

Newbury, 1705, married Elizabeth . Moses, born in Exeter or Stratham, N. H., 

July 19, 1707, married Sarah . Robert, brother of last, born Feb. 25. 1712, 

married . Ezekiel and Stephen, brothers, born probably in Stratham. N. H., 

about 1732 and 1754 each, married . Paul, born in Stratham before 1750, mar- 
ried Margaret , and his sister Hannah married Stockbridge. Samuei and 

James, brothers, born in Stratham or Bow, N. H., 1742 and 1744. married . 

Sarah, born in Newbury, Nov. 27, 1747, married Moulton of West Newbury. 

Rhoda, sister of last, born Jan. 14, 1766, married Thuriow of Newburyport. 

Benjamin, born in Leominster, Mass., Dec. 26, 1766, married Sally . Patty, 

born in Epping or Exeter, N. H., about 1779, married Chase. Ebenezer, of 

Monmouth, Maine, married about 1840, Jane , as his second wife. Abigail, 

born in Monmouth about 1602, married Fox. James, brother of last, married 


If any one can fill the blanks in this list., or any one of them, they will confer a 
great favor by writing to Brown Thurston, Portland, Me, 

97i Exchange St., Portland. Me. B. Thurston. 

Tanquart. — I wish to ascertain any facts that readers of the Regtster can fur- 
nish regarding the genealogy or origin of the surname lanquary. 

J.'R. S. Tanquary. 

290 Notes and Queries. [July, 

Crafts and Waters. — Who were the parents of Thomas Crafts, colonel of a Mas- 
sachusetts Regiment of Artillery, 1777-1779? 

Was he the Thomas Crafts born in Salem, baptized Sept. 22, 1723, the son of Tho- 
mas and Hannah (Flint) Crafts? 

Did William Waters succeed his brother-in-law George Worthylake as keeper of 
the light-house in Boston harbor, after his death, Nov. 3, 1718? 

119 Boston St., Salem, Mass. Matthew A. 

Nathaniel Souther was elected secretary of Plymouth Colony. Jan. 3, 1636. and 
Joseph Souther resided at Boston, 1657. I should be grateful for information show- 
in? when, how and whence they came to America, and how they were related. 

Springfield, 111. Geo. H. Souther. 

Warren. — Can any one tell me when Joseph Warren, father of Capt. Joseph 
Warren, came to Chelmsford, Mass., and where he came from ? Address 
No. 4 Pinckney Street, Boston. N. S. Ward. 

John Ccnnabell, as he wrote hi3 name, born Jan. 25, 1619-1650, living in Lon- 
don, England. Nov. 1673, was one of Captain William Turner's company at the 
'• Falls Fight," now Turner's Falls, Mass., May, 1676, and on the Bjston tax-list 
of 1636. I shall be very glad to receive any other facts respecting him of date prior 
to 16S6, especially as to his residence, etc. The genealogy of the family is now in 
press. John B. Newcomb. 

Elgin, 111. 

Pierce. — I am very anxious to procure information of one Levi Pierce, who prior 
to 1800 resided in Boston. His mother died in Boston and was buried from the 
Stone Chapel, Monday, June 11, 1790. I want to know her name and the name of 
her husband. Fred C. Pierce. 

Rorkford, 111. 

Greene, Hooker, Perne and Grindall. — In the Rawson Memorial, and in the 
Register, iii. p. 201, it is stated that Rawson's wife. Rachel Perne, was daughter 
of Thomas Perne, and granddaughter of John Hooker, whose wife was a Grindall, 
sister of Archbishop Grindall. Mr. Waters's " Gleanings " (Reg. xxxviii. 311-12) 
show that Rawson's wife Rachel was daughter of Richard and Rachel Perne. Can 
any one inform me where the authority for the above statement of Rachel's connec- 
tion with the Grindall and Hooker families can be found, and was John Hooker 
above the chamberlain of Exeter. Eng. ? From Mr. Somerby's investigations (Mr. 
Somerby's manuscript collections are in the library of Mass. Hist. S^c.) we find 
that Rachel Perne, the wife of Richard and the mother of Edward Rawson's wife, 
was daughter of Richard and Mary Greene of Bowridge Hill in the parish of Gil- 
lingham, co. Dorset, and sister of John Greene, Surgeon, ancestor of the Warwick, 
It, I. Greenes. If the statement in the Rawson Memorial in relation to Hooker is 
correct, Richard Greene's wife was daughter of John Hooker and granddaughter 
of William Grindall — a point of interest to the numerous descendants of John 
Greene of Warwick. George S. Greene. 

Morristown, JV. J. 

Rev. John Eliot. — Is the will of John Eliot, Apostle to the Indians, in exis- 
tence, or a copy thereof? If so, who owns it? If not, what has become of it? 
48 West 36th St., New York City. Ellsworth Eliot. 

Allison.— Was *' Mr. Thomas Allison," who was in Colchester in A.D. 1713, 
the same Thomas Allison who was an early inhabitant of Deerfield ? 

C. M. Tainior. 

Bowes. — What was the parentage of Nicholas Bowes of Cambridge, born 1656, 
married Sarah Hubbard 1684, Dorcas Champney 1690, Martha Remington 1719; 
died BoatoD, 1721, E. F. Ware. 

1885.] Notes and Queries. 291 

Clarke.— Rev. Thomas Clarke of Chelmsford, born 1653, II. C. 1670, died 1704. 
First wife iMary died Dec. 2, 1700. Has any one discovered her maiden name? 

£. F. Ware. 


11 Thomas Pierce and Wife Mary." — As a matter of justice and of strict historical 
and genealogical accuracy, I ousht, perhaps, in my article with the above title, in 
the current number of the Register, pages 230, 231, to have allowed my ancestor's 
name to be spelled " Thomas Pears," as he wrote it in the signature to his will, 
dated June 5, 1704, proved Nov. 23, 1706, rather than to have taken the spelling 
adopted by his son John, born in 1663, and followed by the descendants of the fam- 
ily to the present time. 

On looking over the record of the will of said Thomas (Lib. xvi. pages 213, 214. 
No. 3006), at the Suffolk Probate office, I was surprised to tind that no heed had 
been paid to the original signature of the testator, but throughout the entire docu- 
ment the name was invariably written Thomas Pearce, except on the margin of the 
book, where it is called " Pearse's "Will." 

I have never seen the autograph of Robert the emigrant, father of Thomas. His 
name is written variously on the Dorchester Town Records, Pearce. Pears, Pearse, 
Pierce; that of the son, usually, Peirce, but in one instance, Pearce, and in ano- 
ther, Pierce. Two, by the name of John, in the subscription of the inhabitants of 
the town, in 1641, relative to the free school, write Pears and Pearce. The Town 
Records when mentioning these individuals have it generally Pierce. In 1610 it is 
" John pears about the Gate." 

Since writing the article above named, I notice that at least two of George Proc- 
tor's daughters were married before the date of his will, in 1662, according to Sav- 
age, namely, Hannah to John Lowell in 1653, and Abigail to Joseph Ljwell, of 
Boston, brother of John, in 1660, so that it cannot properly be inferred that Mary 
Proctor was unmarried because no surname is given her. 

Instances of two Brothers bearing the same Christian Name. — Reg. xxxvi. 40, 
41 r &c— York Reg. i. 354. 17 Dec. 1661.— " To end all differences that hath or 
shall arise between Fran. Littlefeild Senjor, & his Mother Annas Littlefejld. & his 

two brothers Namely Thomas & Francis Littlefejld Junjor, &c." * 4 & alsoe 

Fran; Littlefejld Junjor doth give unto his brother Francis the Elder a small Necke 
of upland &c. &c." Fran; Littlefejld Jujor 

Fran; Littlefejld Senjor." 

The two William Sargents, of Amesbury and of Charlestown, are said by Mr. 
Somerby in his report on a commission to make a search in England, to have been 
brothers and sons of Richard Sargent, of London, who from his official position ob- 
tained a position in the navy for his eldest eon. He was left behind in Virginia, upon 
his ship sailing to the East Indies (where he married his first wife. Judith Perkins, 
and had by her two daughters), and his parents hearing nothing from him supposed 
him to be dead, and gave the same name to a child of subsequent birth — who after- 
wards emigrated to tin's country, and was that William of Charlestown. 

34 Exchange St., Portland, Me. William M. Sargent. 

Browne Family (ante, xxxvi. 368-71).— Correction. The statement at the end 
of the article, in the Register for October, 1832, on " John Browne of the Old 
Colony," to the effect that a branch of his family settled and had their burial 
place on a portion of his Indian land-grant, within what is now Stonin<rton, ap- 
pears to be erroneous. Those of the name who settled in that part of Stoning- 
ton were Thomas Browne and his brothers John and Eleazar. who came there 
from Lynn in 1637. And they were sons of T nomas Browne of Lynn (born l{>23), 
who married (in LK56) Mary Newhall (E^sexlnst. Hist. Col. ? vol. 18, pp. 11-16). 
But this Thomas does not appear to have been of the family or r.tce of the Oil Col- 
ony Assistant. On the Contrary, Farmer (Gen. Diet. p. 45) and Lewis (Hist. Lynn, 
p. 63, also Newhall's edition, p. 119) say that this Thomas was son of Nicholas 
Browne- v\ io came to Lynn froru Worcestershire. 

Furthermore, the Hon. Richard A. Wheeler of Stoninston, a hi<:h authority on 
aboriginal grants and titles, is of opinion that no part of the Indian land-grant re- 
ferred to fell within the bounds of Stoninsrton. G. M. Browne. 

292 Notes and Queries, [July, 

Annis (ante, p. 185, lines 28 and 32). — This christian name is not a variation of 
Anne, but of Agnes, the,? being silent. 

Historical Intelligence. 

Colonial Governors of Massachusetts and its Provinces. — John S. H. Fogs:, 
M.D., of South Boston, Mass., has contributed to the ''American Antiquarian" 
(New York), a list of these officials. In his introduction he remarks : "Having 
been for many years interested in collecting a complete series of commissions and 
letters of the Governors of Massachusetts and its various colonies previous to their 
becoming a part of the state, I have been much perplexed to know by whose au- 
thority I should be guided in my efforts. After much research 1 have concluded 
that no one of the accredited lists is entirely correct, and have prepared one for my 
own guidance, which I think will be acknowledged by all who are familiar with 
the subject to be as nearly perfect as it can now be made. In arranging the governors 
of the colonies that were united to Massachusetts in 1692, I have found little to aid 
me, except a pretty thorough examination of the various histories of those locali- 
ties. No list of their governors, except Plymouth and a portion of Maine, has here- 
tofore been attempted." Dr. Fogg's list is printed in the " Antiquarian " for 
April, 1885, pp. 246-8. It is carefully prepared and will be found very useful. 

Western Boundary of Massachusetts. — A paper on this subject was read before 
the quarterly meeting of the Berkshire Historical Society at Pittsfield, May 7, 1885, 
by Frank L. Pope, Esq., of Elizabeth, N. J., and is printed in the numbers of The 
Berkshire Courier, Great Barrington, Mass., for May 13, May 20 and May 27. It 
contains much information concerning the Anti-Rent and Boundary Wars of An- 
cient Hampshire. 

Diary of David Zeisberger.— Messrs. Robert Clarke & Co. have in press for the 
Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio, " The Diary of David Zeisberger, 
Moravian Missionary among the Indians of Ohio during the years 1781 to 1798. 
Translated from the Original Manuscript in German by Eugene F. Bill." It will 
make 2 vols. 8vo. Price $6 in cloth. The edition is small, and early application 
will be necessary to secure copies. 

Pennsylvania Bibliography. — Charles L. Woodward, 78 Nassau Street, New 
York city, has issued a prospectus for a work in two volumes, entitled " Issues of 
the Press in Pennsylvania, 1685 to 1784." The subscription price is $10. There 
will be in the work about four thousand titles chronologically arranged and fully 
indexed. Only 250 copies will be printed. Our readers will appreciate the value 
of such a work, and Mr. Hildeburn's name is a guarantee of its fullness and ac- 

Footprints of Whitefield. — Under this title John T. Perry, Esq., of Exeter, 
N. H., contributes to the Baptist Quarterly Review for January, 1885, an interest- 
ing article on the missionary labors of Whitefield in Exeter, with an account of the 
doings of his followers there. Here, in the open air, that famous pulpit orator 
preached his last sermon to a crowd of anxious hearers. The next morning he died 
at Newburyport, where his remains are buried. 

Wditmore's Ancestral Tablets.— Messrs. Cupples, Upham&Co., 283 Wash- 
ington Street, Boston, will shortly issue a new and improved edition of this valua- 
ble work. It is, as our readers generally know, a book of diagrams so arranged 
that eight generations of the ancestors of any person may be recorded in a connect- 
ed and simple form. 

A Family Genealogical Record.— Messrs. W. B. Clarke & Carruth have in 
press and will shortly publish a set of blanks with the above title, intended for the 
registration often generations of the ancestry of any person. 

1885.] Itotes and Queries. 293 

Sir Walter Raleigh.— An effort is being made to carry out the Restoration of 
All Saints Church, East Budleigh, Devon, which is not only of local but of gen- 
eral interest as being the parish church of the Raleigh family ; Sir Walter Raleigh 
having been born in the parish, and his father having been churchwarden in A.L). 
1561. Donations or subscriptions will be thankfully received by the Rev. \V. Fred- 
erick Green, Vicar, or the treasurer, R. 11. Lipscoinb, Esq., E.\A Budleigh, Devon, 
England, who will furnish circulars in relation to the plan of Restoration. 

Bicknell Family Association. — This association, composed of descendants of 
Zachary and Agnes JBicknell, who came from England and settled in Weymouth, 
Mass., in 1635, will this year celebrate the 250th anniversary of the settlement of 
the family in this country. The preliminary social meeting will be held in Bos- 
ton, Mass., Thursday evening, October 6. The principal meetings, including ad- 
dresses, poems, a " family dinner/' music and other exercises, wiil take place on 
Wednesday, the 7th. On Thursday morning, the 8th, a pilgrimage by railroad will 
be made to Weymouth, to view the old " Homestead " and the monument erected 
by this association. Communications in relation to this family gathering should 
be addressed to Alfred Bicknell, corresponding secretary, 82 Water StreeCBostun. 

Local Histories in Preparation.— Persons having facts or documents relating 
to any of these cities, towns, counties, etc., are advised to send them at once to the 
persons engaged in writing the several histories. 

Deerfield, Mass. By Hon. George Sheldon, of Deerfield. — Mr. Sheldon, who has 
been engaged many years in collecting materials for a M History of Deerfield , with 
Genealogies,'' on the 16th of February last commenced publishing his work in the 
Greenfield Gazette and Courier. From two to three columns in each weekly issue 
of that paper are devoted to Mr. Sheldon's history. The 18th number appeared 
June 15. The author has long been known as one familiar with the history of the 
Pocumtuck Indians and the Indian wars in western Massachusetts. Nos. 6, 7. 8 
and 9 are devoted to that tribe of Indians, and King Philip's war is begun in No. 
10, and is not yet completed. The Gazette and Courier is published every Monday 
morning by E. A. Hall, price $2.15 a year. We trust that many of our readers 
will subscribe to the paper, and preserve the numbers. They will find much in- 
formation of general as well as local interest. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to fur- 
nish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and other 
information which they think will be useful. We would suggest that all facts of 
interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially ser- 
vice under the U. S. government, the holding of other offices, graduation from 
college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates of birth, marriages, 
residence and death. When there are more than one christian name they should ail 
be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full names are 

Andrews. By Lieut. George Andrews. U.S.A., Fort Snelling, Minn.— The title 
of Lieut. Andrews's book will be " Genealogy of the Descendants of John and Alice 
Andrews of Taunton." Information concerning descendants of past or present gen- 
erations is solicited. 

Barrett. By J. fit. Potter, Esq., Concord, Mass. — This book, which is nearly 
ready for the press, will be entitled " Descendants of Humphrey Barrett and Mary 
Potter of Concord, Mass., 1639-1885." It will be well bound and printed on fine", 
heavy, tinted paper, and probably embellished with portraits. Price $5. When 
the money is sent with the subscription the book will be delivered free of express 

Butterfieid. By A. Augustine Butterfieid, Esq., Jacksonville, Vt. — The work 
will be devoted to the descendants of Benjamin Butterfieid, of Brattleboro', Vt., 
who was assistant judge of the court of common pleas and general sessions of the 
county of Cumberland, Province of New York, that is Windham and Windsor coun- 
ties. Vermont. 

Cunnafjell. By John B. Newcomb, Elgin, 111. — We have been favored with ad- 
vance sheets of the early signatures of Mr. Newcomb's work on the Cunnabell x 
vol. xxxix. 26* 

294 Societies and their Proceedings. [July, 

Conable or Connable Family. It shows faithful research. It is handsomely printed 
and illustrated with plans and autographs. 

Dowd. By W. W . Dowd, Esq., Port Chester, N. Y.— The book which is nearly 
ready will be devoted to the descendants of Henry Dowd or Doude, an early set- 
tler of Guilford, Ct. The price will be $3.50 in cloth, and ,<5.50 in morocco gilt. 
A reunion of the descendants of Henry Dowd will be held in Madison, Ct., Sep- 
tember 2, 1885. 

Esiabrook. By William B. Estabrook, Esq., Ithaca, N. Y. — This family is de- 
scended from the Rev. Joseph Estabrook, of Concord, Mass. Facts relating to per- 
sons of the name solicited. 

Marsh. By Rev. D. W. Marsh, of Amherst, Mass. — This book is to be prepared 
under the direction of a committee of the family. There has been collected the 
names of 3000 descendants of John Marsh, an early settler of Hartford. Ct. ; 2000 
descendants of George Marsh, of Hingham, Mass., and many descendants of Wil- 
liam Marsh, of Plainfield, Ct. 

Montayue. By George W. Montague of New York City and Prof. William L. 
Montague of Amherst, Mass. — This work will soon be put "to press, and will proba- 
bly be 'published in the autumn. It will embody the collections of Major Richard 
and Mr. David Montague, begun one hundred years ago, Mr. William H. Mon- 
tague begun more than fifty years ago, the late Miss Mary Montague of Granby and 
others. It will be an octavo of from 600 to 700 pages, with numerous artotype por- 
traits, and will contain over seven thousand names. 

Phillips. By A. M. Phillips, Esq., Auburn, Mass. — This work, which was an- 
nounced in April, 1884, will make an 8vo. of about 200 pages, bound in cloth, well 
printed and indexed, and embellished with portraits. Price $1.75, or including 
postage, $2. It will include descendants of Joseph Phillips, of Oxford, Mass., and 
also genealogies of the Phillips families of Southboro', Ipswich, Easton and Dux- 
bury, Mass., of Damariscotta and Kittery, Me., Smithfield, Gloucester and Newport, 
Rhode Island. 

Potter. By Charles Edward Potter, Esq., 109 East 86th Street, New York City. 
— This book, which is well advanced towards its completion, will be entitled " The 
History and Genealogy of the Potters and their Descendants, 1628 to 1885." As 
the edition will be limited, persons desiring the book will do well to subscribe early. 

Slocum. By Charles E. Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., Defiance, Ohio. — A volume sup- 
plementary to Dr. Slocum's •* History of the Slocums," noticed by us in October, 
1882, is in preparation by him, and considerable material has been already gathered. 
Corrections of and additions to his former work should be sent to him to the above 
address. A few copies of the History remain unsold, and will be furnished at $10 
by express, or $10.30 by mail, till Jan. 1, 1886, after which the price may be raised. 

Terry. By Stephen Terry, Esq., Hartford, Ct. — Mr. Terry is collecting genea- 
logical matter relating to the descendants of Samuel Terry, of Hartford, Ct., 1656. 


New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Mass., Wednesday, January 7, 1885. — The annual meeting was held at 
the Society's House, 18 Somerset Street, at 3 o'clock, P.M., the president, the Hon. 
Marshall P. Wilder, in the chair. This day is the fortieth anniversary of the com- 
plete organization of the society by the choice of officers, Jan. 7, 1845. 

The recording secretary, David G. Haskins, Jr., read the record of the proceed- 
ings of the December meeting. 

The Hon. Nathaniel F. Safford, chairman of the nominating committee, reported 
a list of officers and committees for the year 1885 ; and the persons nominated were 
unanimously elected. The officers and committees for 1885-6 are : 

President.— Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., of Boston, Mass. 

Vice-Presidents. — Hon. Joseph Williamson, A.M., of Belfast, Me. ; Hon. Jo- 
seph B. Walker, A.B., of Concord, N. H. ; Hon. Hiland Hall, LL.D., of Benning- 
ton, Vt. ; Hon. George C. Richardson, of Boston, Mass. ; Hon. John R. Bartlett, 
A.M., of Providence, R. I. ; Hon. Edwin H. Bugbee, of Killingly, Ct. 

Honorary Vice-Presidents.— George William Curtis, LL.D.